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JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE
German poet
(1749 - 1832)
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Duty is the demand of the hour.
      - [Duty]

Each one sees what he carries in his heart.
      - [Observation]

Energy will do anything that can be done in this world; and no talents, no circumstances, no opportunities, will make a two-legged animal a man without it.
      - [Energy]

Enjoy what thou hast inherited from thy sires if thou wouldst possess it; what we employ not is an oppressive burden; what the moment brings forth, that only can it profit by.
      - [Inheritance]

Enjoy what you can, endure what you must.
      - [Endurance : Enjoyment]

Errors belong to libraries; truth, to the human mind.
      - [Libraries]

Every author, in some degree, portrays himself in his works even be it against his will.
      - [Authorship]

Every beginning is cheerful; the threshold is the place of expectation.
      - [Expectation]

Every bird has its decoy, and every man is led and misled in his own peculiar way.
      - [Temptation]

Every individual who is not creative has a negative, narrow, exclusive taste and succeeds in depriving creative being of its energy and life.
      - [Creativity]

Every man bears something within him that, if it were publicly announced, would excite feelings of aversion.
      - [Guilt]

Every reader reads himself out of the book that he reads; nay, has he a strong mind, reads himself into the book, and amalgamates his thoughts with the author's.
      - [Reading]

Every reader, if he has a strong mind, reads himself into the book, and amalgamates his thoughts with those of the author.
      - [Readers]

Every second is of infinite value.
      - [Time]

Everyone believes in his youth that the world really began with him, and that all merely exists for his sake.
      - [Youth]

Everything is simpler than you think and at the same time more complex than you imagine.
      - [Simplicity]

Faith is a homely, private capital; as there are public savings-banks and poor funds, out of which in times of want we can relieve the necessities of individuals, so here the faithful take their coin in peace.
      - [Faith]

Few are open to conviction, but the majority of men are open to persuasion.
      - [Persuasion]

Few rash of any modern nation have a proper sense of an aesthetical whole; they praise and blame by parts; they are charmed by passages. And who has greater reason to rejoice in this than actors, since the stage is ever but a patched and piecemeal matter?
      - [Acting]

Flowers are the beautiful hieroglyphics of nature, with which she indicates how much she loves us.
      - [Flowers]

Fools and sensible men are equally innocuous. It is in the half fool and the half wise that the danger lies.
      - [Danger]

For a man to achieve all that is demanded of him, he must regard himself as greater than he is.
      - [Greatness]

For all guilt is avenged on earth.
      - [Crime]

For just when ideas fail, a word comes in to save the situation.
      - [Words]

Forget not that the man who cannot enjoy his own natural gifts in silence, and find his reward in the exercise of them, will generally find himself badly off.
      - [Self-reliance]


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