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Quotations From JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE

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  • 171.
    We must cling to the belief that the incomprehensible is comprehensible; otherwise we would not continue to search.
    Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749-1832), German poet, dramatist. Wilhelm Meister's Travels, Reflections in the Spirit of the Travellers (1829).
  • 172.
    One needs only to get old to become milder; I don't see anyone make a mistake I hadn't also made.
    Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749-1832), German poet, dramatist. Art and Antiquity, V, 1 (1824).
  • 173.
    One criticizes the English for carrying their teapots wherever they go, even lugging them up Mount Etna. But doesn't every nation have its teapot, in which, even when traveling, it brews the dried bundles of herbs brought from home?
    Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749-1832), German poet, dramatist. Winckelmann, sect. "Strangers," (1805).

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  • 174.
    In the colorful reflection we have what is life.
    Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749-1832), German poet, dramatist. Faust in Faust II, act 1, Pleasant Landscape (1828).

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  • 175.
    Our modern wars make many unhappy while they last and make no one happy when they are finished.
    Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749-1832), German poet, dramatist. Italian Journey, Rome, September 6, 1787 (1829).

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  • 176.
    Two souls dwell, alas! in my breast.
    Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749-1832), German poet, dramatist. Faust, in Faust I, before the city gate (1808).
  • 177.
    Fortunately, we can take in only so much misfortune; what exceeds that limit either destroys us or leaves us indifferent.
    Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749-1832), German poet, dramatist. Elective Affinities, bk. II, ch. 4 (1809).
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