Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Quotes


Johann Wolfgang von Goethe was a German writer and philosopher. His body of work includes epic and lyric poetry; prose and verse dramas; memoirs; an autobiography; literary and aesthetic criticism; treatises on botany, anatomy, and colour; and four novels.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Quotes:

Every situation, every moment — is of infinite worth; for it is the representative of a whole eternity.

No one is more of a slave than he who thinks himself free without being so.

It is easier to perceive error than to find truth, for the former lies on the surface and is easily seen, while the latter lies in the depth, where few are willing to search for it.

Belief is not the beginning but the end of all knowledge.

Everybody wants to be somebody; nobody wants to grow.

The most happy man is he who knows how to bring into relation the end and beginning of his life.

Death is a commingling of eternity with time; in the death of a good man, eternity is seen looking through time.

To be loved for what one is, is the greatest exception. The great majority love in others only what they lend him, their own selves, their version of him.