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Works of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Top 10 Best Quotes

“Unqualified activity, of whatever kind, leads at last to bankruptcy.”

“It is much easier to die than to bear a life of misery with fortitude.”

“Snow is false purity.”

“On my strand, lovely flowers their blossoms unfold, My mother shall grace thee with garments of gold.”

“My father, my father, and dost thou not hear The words that the Erl-King now breathes in mine ear? 'Be calm, dearest child, 'tis thy fancy deceives; Tis the sad wind that sighs through the withering leaves.”

“Men get out of countenance with themselves and others because they treat the means as the end, and so, from sheer doing, do nothing, or, perhaps, just what they would have avoided.”

“except a few phrases and sentences, not in all amounting to a page, which I have dropped as evidently unfit for the English taste,”

“This version of “Meister,” with whatever faults it may have,”

“This sally somewhat nettled Wilhelm; but he concealed his sentiments, remembering that Werner used to listen with composure to his apostrophes.”

“The spectators were expressing their sympathy in various ways, when, the officers of law having finished their ceremonial, the cart went on; and Wilhelm, who took a deep interest in the fate of the lovers, hastened forward by a foot path to get some acquaintance with the Amtmann before the procession should arrive.”

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