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Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

German writer, artist and politician

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Portrait bust of von Goethe by Karl Fischer

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Painting by Andy Warhol

Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe Synonyms

Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

Example Sentence (Quote)

" [The next sentence after predicting that great progress is coming:] I foresee the time when God will have no further pleasure in man, but will break up everything for a new creation." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Example Sentence (Quote)

" [Those who make the assumption that literacy carries with it the ability to read] do not know what time and trouble it costs to learn to read. I have been working at it for eighteen years, and I can't say yet that I am completely successful." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Example Sentence (Quote)

"A burgher may acquire merit; by excessive efforts he may even educate his mind; but his personal qualities are lost, or worse than lost, let him struggle as he will. Since the nobleman, frequenting the society of the most polished, is compelled to give himself a polished manner; since this manner, neither door nor gate being shut against him, grows at last an unconstrained one; since, in court or camp, his figure, his person, are a part of his possessions, and it may be the most necessary part, he has reason enough to put some value on them, and to show that he puts some." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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"A mathematician is only perfect insofar as he is a perfect man, sensitive to the beauty of truth." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Example Sentence (Quote)

"A noble person attracts noble people, and knows how to hold on to them." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


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