Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe Quotes

Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe Quotes: Should I not be proud, when for twenty years I have had to admit to myself that the great Newton and all the mathematicians and noble calculators along with him were involved in a decisive error with respect to the doctrine of color, and that I among millions was the only one who knew what was right in this great subject of nature?
There are but few who have ideas and are, at the same time, capable of action. Ideas enlarge but stymie, action enlivens but confines.
And here, poor fool, with all my lore I stand no wiser than before.
A teacher who can arouse a feeling for one single good action, for one single good poem, accomplishes more than he who fills our memory with rows and rows of natural objects, classified with name and form.
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.
There is nothing insignificant in the world. It all depends on the point of view.
To make converts is the natural ambition of everyone.
If your treat an individual... as if he were what he ought to be and could be, he will become what he ought to be and could be.
How many kings are governed by their ministers, how many ministers by their secretaries? Who, in such cases, is really the chief?
Who never ate his bread in sorrow, Who never spent the darksome hours Weeping, and watching for the morrow,- He knows you not, ye heavenly Powers.
Great thoughts and a pure heart, that is what we should ask from God.
How can we know ourselves? Never by reflection, but only through action. Begin at once to do your duty and immediately you will know what is inside you.
No man learns to know his inmost nature by introspection, for he rates himself sometimes too low, and often too high, by his own measurement. Man knows himself only by comparing himself with other men; it is life that touches his genuine worth.
The highest goal that man can achieve is amazement.
Human life runs its course in the metamorphosis between receiving and giving.
Do thine own task, and be therewith content.
Whatever you cannot understand, you cannot possess.
If a man or woman is born ten years sooner or later, their whole aspect and performance shall be different.