Johann von Goethe Quotes

To live as one likes is plebian the noble man aspires to order and law.

~ Johann von Goethe

The world is so empty if one thinks only of mountains, rivers and cities but to know someone here and there who thinks and feels with us, and though distant, is close to us in spirit - this makes the earth for us an inhabited garden.

~ Johann von Goethe

Love is an ideal thing, marriage a real thing a confusion of the real with the ideal never goes unpunished.

~ Johann von Goethe

A correct answer is like an affectionate kiss.

~ Johann von Goethe

The most original authors are not so because they advance what is new, but because they put what they have to say as if it had never been said before.

~ Johann von Goethe

If I love you, what business is it of yours

~ Johann von Goethe

Love and desire are the spirit's wings to great deeds.

~ Johann von Goethe

It is not enough to have knowledge, one must also apply it. It is not enough to have wishes, one must also accomplish.

~ Johann von Goethe

Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them to become what they are capable of being.

~ Johann von Goethe

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

~ Johann von Goethe

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