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JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE
German poet
(1749 - 1832)
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Art is long, life short; judgment difficult, opportunity transient.
      - [Life]

As his wife has been given to man as his best half, so night is the half of life, and by far the better part of life.
      - [Night]

As our inclinations, so our opinions.
      - [Inclination : Opinion]

As soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live.
      - [Life : Self-trust]

As to the value of conversions, God alone can judge. God alone can know how wide are the steps which the soul has to take before it can approach to a community with Him, to the dwelling of the perfect, or to the intercourse and friendship of higher natures.
      - [Conversion]

At the end of life thoughts hitherto impossible come to the collected mind, like good spirits which let themselves down from the shining heights of the past.
      - [Thought]

Be always resolute with the present hour. Every moment is of infinite value; for it is the representative of eternity.
      - [Occupations]

Beauty is at once the ultimate principle and the highest aim of art.
      - [Art : Beauty]

Beauty vanishes; virtue is lasting.
      - [Beauty]

Because everyone uses language to talk, everyone thinks he can talk about language.
      - [Language]

Being brilliant is no great feat if you respect nothing.
      - [Excellence]

Beware of dissipating your powers; strive constantly to concentrate them. Genius thinks it can do whatever it sees others doing, but it is sure to repent of every ill-judged outlay.
      - [Power]

By nature we have no defect that could not become a strength, no strength that could not become a defect.
      - [Defects]

Caring ideas are the chessmen moved forward; they may be beaten, but they may start a winning game.
      - [Beginnings]

Change amuses the mind, but rarely profits.
      - [Fickleness]

Children, like dogs, have so sharp and fine a scent that they detect and hunt out everything--the bad before all the rest. They also know well enough how this or that friend stands with their parents; and as they practice no dissimulation whatever, they serve as excellent barometers by which to observe the degree of favor or disfavor at which we stand with their parents.
      - [Children]

Confronted by outstanding merit, there is no way of saving one's ego except by love.
      - [Love]

Correction does much, but encouragement does more. Encouragement after censure is as the sun after a shower.
      - [Encouragement]

Courage and modesty are the most unequivocal of virtues, for they are of a kind that hypocrisy cannot imitate; they too have this quality in common, that they are expressed by the same color.
      - [Courage]

Criticism is our weak point.
      - [Criticism]

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

Devote each day to the object then in time, and every evening will find something done.
      - [Present]

Difficulties increase the nearer we approach the goal.
      - [Difficulties]

Dispel not, the happy delusions of children.
      - [Children]

Do the duty which lies nearest to thee.
      - [Duty]


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