Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"I call architecture frozen music."


Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Superstition is the poetry of life."


Rating: 5.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"We are shaped and fashioned by what whom we love."


Rating: 4.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Life belongs to the living, and he who lives must be prepared for changes."


Rating: 4.60 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Talents are best nurtured in solitude. Character is best formed in the stormy billows of the world."


Rating: 8.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Age does not make us childish, as some say; it finds us true children."


Rating: 6.20 (Number of Voters: 5)

"If you don't know foreign languages, you don't know anything about your own."

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe "Art and Antiquity"

Rating: 6.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"The miller believes that all the wheat grows so that his mill keeps running."

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe "Art and Antiquity"

Rating: 8.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"There is no way to face the great advantages of another person than through love."


Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Error is to truth as sleep is to waking."

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe "Art and Antiquity"

Rating: 8.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"What one doesn't understand one doesn't possess."

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe "Art and Antiquity"

Rating: 7.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"War is in truth a disease in which the juices that serve health and maintenance are used for the sole purpose of nourishing something foreign, something at odds with nature."


Rating: 7.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Mankind? That is an abstraction. There have always been and always will be only individuals."


Rating: 6.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Our modern wars make many unhappy while they last and make no one happy when they are finished."


Rating: 4.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Patriotism ruins history."


Rating: 3.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Talent develops in quiet places, character in the full current of human life."


Rating: 7.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Association with women is the basis of good manners."


Rating: 6.20 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Nature is, after all, the only book that offers important content on every page."


Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"True works of art contain their own theory and give us the measurement according to which we should judge them."

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe letter to Johann Friedrich Cotta
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe letter to Johann Friedrich Cotta

Rating: 3.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"What matters in art is not thinking but making."


Rating: 4.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Experiments are mediators between nature and idea."

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe "Sayings in Prose"

Rating: 4.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Words express neither objects nor ourselves."

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe "Sayings in Prose"

Rating: 4.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Divide and rule, a sound motto. Unite and lead, a better one."


Rating: 3.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"You don't love if you don't take the beloved's faults for virtues."

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe "Sayings in Prose"

Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 5)

"The arts are the salt of the earth; as salt relates to food, the arts relate to technology."

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe "Wilhelm Meister's Travels"

Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do."


Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"He is happiest, be he king or peasant, who finds peace in his home."


Rating: 3.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Character develops itself in the stream of life."


Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"It is better for you to suffer an injustice than for the world to be without law."


Rating: 5.20 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Microscopes and telescopes really confuse our minds."


Rating: 4.60 (Number of Voters: 5)

"The day is for mistake and error, sequence of time for success and carrying out. The one who anticipates is master of the day."


Rating: 5.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Everything in the world may be endured except continued prosperity."


Rating: 1.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"The intelligent man finds almost everything ridiculous, the sensible man hardly anything."


Rating: 5.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"As soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live."


Rating: 7.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Love is an ideal thing, marriage a real thing; a confusion of the real with the ideal never goes unpunished."


Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 4)