Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old johann wolfgang von goethe quotes, johann wolfgang von goethe sayings, and johann wolfgang von goethe proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


That is the true season of love. when we believe that we alone can love, that no one could ever have loved as much before, and that no one will ever love in the same way again.     

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Beware of her fair hair, for she excels. All women in the magic of her locks; And when she winds them round a young man's neck, she will not ever set him free again.     

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

When a wife has a good husband, it is easily seen on her face.     

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Beauty is a manifestation of secret natural laws, which otherwise would have been hidden from us forever.     

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Great necessity elevates man, petty necessity casts him down.     

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Ingratitude is always a kind of weakness. I have never known men of ability to be ungrateful.     

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Our work is the presentation of our capabilities.     

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

So divinely is the world organized that every one of us, in our place and time, is in balance with everything else.     

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

We do not have to visit a madhouse to find disordered minds; our planet is the mental institution of the universe.     

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

A creation of importance can only be produced when its author isolates himself, it is a child of solitude.     

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

One ought, every day at least, to hear a little song, read a good poem, see a fine picture, and, if it were possible, to speak a few reasonable words.     

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The coward only threatens when he is safe.     

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Plunge boldly into the thick of life, and seize it where you will, it is always interesting.     

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Everybody wants to be somebody; nobody wants to grow.     

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The person born with a talent they are meant to use will find their greatest happiness in using it.     

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Human life runs its course in the metamorphosis between receiving and giving.     

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Many people take no care of their money till they come nearly to the end of it, and others do just the same with their time.     

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Man is made by his belief. As he believes, so he is.     

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Everything in the world may be endured except continual prosperity.     

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Certain flaws are necessary for the whole. It would seem strange if old friends lacked certain quirks.     

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The greatest thing in this world is not so much where we stand as in what direction we are moving.     

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The written word has this advantage, that it lasts and can await the time when it is allowed to take effect.     

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Many people take no care of their money till they come nearly to the end of it, and others do just the same with their time.     

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Do not give in too much to feelings. A overly sensitive heart is an unhappy possession on this shaky earth.     

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Magic is believing in yourself, if you can do that, you can make anything happen.     

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

All beginnings are delightful; the threshold is the place to pause.     

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

There is nothing insignificant in the world. It all depends on the point of view.     

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe