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(28 August 1749 – 22 March 1832 / Frankfurt am Main)

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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Johann Wolfgang von Goethe was a German writer, pictorial artist, biologist, theoretical physicist, and polymath. He is considered the supreme genius of modern German literature. His works span the fields of poetry, drama, prose, philosophy, and science. His Faust has been called one of the greatest dramatic works of modern European literature. His other well-known literary works include his numerous poems, the Bildungsroman Wilhelm Meister's Apprenticeship, and the epistolary novel The Sorrows of Young Werther.

Goethe was one of the key figures of German literature and the movement of Weimar Classicism in the late 18th and early 19th centuries; this movement coincides with ... more »

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  • Don't feel guilty if you don't immediately love your stepchildren as you do your own, or as much as you think you should. Everyone needs time to adjust to the new family, adults included. There is no ...
    Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749-1832), German poet, dramatist, and Ann Levine (20th century), U.S. author and writer. Conversations with Eckermann, c...
  • ''I never knew a more presumptuous person than myself. The fact that I say that shows that what I say is true.''
    Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749-1832), German poet, dramatist. Sayings in Prose (posthumous).
  • Artists have a double relationship towards nature: they are her master and her slave at the same time. They are her slave in so far as they must work with means of this world so as to be understood; h...
    Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749-1832), German poet, dramatist. Conversations with Eckermann (April 18, 1827).
  • ''The day is for mistake and error, sequence of time for success and carrying out. The one who anticipates is master of the day.''
    Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749-1832), German poet, dramatist. Sayings in Prose (posthumous).
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