Johann Wolfgang von Goethe was a German writer and statesman. His first major scientific work, the Metamorphosis of Plants, was published after he returned from a 1788 tour of Italy. In 1791, he was made managing director of the theatre at Weimar, and in 1794 he began a friendship with the dramatist, historian, and philosopher Friedrich Schiller, whose plays he premiered until Schiller’s death in 1805. During this period, Goethe published his second novel, Wilhelm Meister’s Apprenticeship, the verse epic Hermann and Dorothea, and, in 1808, the first part of his most celebrated drama, Faust.
Letters Are Among The Most Significant Memorial A Person Can Leave Behind Them.
Correction Does Much, But Encouragement Does More.
Every Step Of Life Shows Much Caution Is Required.
It Is In Self-limitation That A Master First Shows Himself.
All Intelligent Thoughts Have Already Been Thought; What Is Necessary Is Only To Try To Think Them Again.
Whoever Wishes To Keep A Secret Must Hide The Fact That He Possesses One.
The Hardest Thing To See Is What Is In Front Of Your Eyes.
What Is Uttered From The Heart Alone, Will Win The Hearts Of Others To Your Own.
The World Remains Ever The Same.
Man Is Made By His Belief. As He Believes, So He Is.
Talk Well Of The Absent Whenever You Have The Opportunity.
The Intelligent Man Finds Almost Everything Ridiculous, The Sensible Man Hardly Anything.
A Useless Life Is An Early Death.
What Life Half Gives A Man, Posterity Gives Entirely.
We Will Burn That Bridge When We Come To It.
The Unnatural, That Too Is Natural.
Superstition Is The Poetry Of Life.
To Hard Necessity Ones Will And Fancy Must Conform.
A Person Places Themselves On A Level With The Ones They Praise.
We Cannot Fashion Our Children After Our Desires, We Must Have Them And Love Them As God Has Given Them To Us.
Know Thyself? If I Knew Myself I Would Run Away.
For A Man To Achieve All That Is Demanded Of Him He Must Regard Himself As Greater Than He Is.
The Biggest Problem With Every Art Is By The Use Of Appearance To Create A Loftier Reality.
Death Is A Commingling Of Eternity With Time; In The Death Of A Good Man, Eternity Is Seen Looking Through Time.
Life Is The Childhood Of Our Immortality.
The Right Man Is The One Who Seizes The Moment.
First And Last, What Is Demanded Of Genius Is Love Of Truth.
Mysteries Are Not Necessarily Miracles.
All Things Are Only Transitory.
Whatever You Cannot Understand, You Cannot Possess.
Age Merely Shows What Children We Remain.
We Know Accurately Only When We Know Little, With Knowledge Doubt Increases.
A Creation Of Importance Can Only Be Produced When Its Author Isolates Himself, It Is A Child Of Solitude.
Mastery Passes Often For Egotism.
Beauty Is Everywhere A Welcome Guest.
Happiness Is A Ball After Which We Run Wherever It Rolls, And We Push It With Our Feet When It Stops.
There Is Nothing In The World More Shameful Than Establishing One's Self On Lies And Fables.
A Person Hears Only What They Understand.
Self-knowledge Comes From Knowing Other Men.
Nothing Is To Be Rated Higher Than The Value Of The Day.
We Are Never Further From What We Wish Than When We Believe That We Have What We Wished For.
There Is Nothing In Which People More Betray Their Character Than In What They Laugh At.
Nature Knows No Pause In Progress And Development, And Attaches Her Curse On All Inaction.
Music Is Either Sacred Or Secular. The Sacred Agrees With Its Dignity, And Here Has Its Greatest Effect On Life, An Effect That Remains The Same Through All Ages And Epochs. Secular Music Should Be Cheerful Throughout.
In Art The Best Is Good Enough.
Few People Have The Imagination For Reality.
One Always Has Time Enough, If One Will Apply It Well.
Nothing Is More Fearful Than Imagination Without Taste.
The Deed Is Everything, The Glory Is Naught.
A Noble Person Attracts Noble People, And Knows How To Hold On To Them.