Posts Tagged ‘Johann Wolfgang von Goethe’

Quote of the day, Aug. 28

August 28, 2017

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, on truth

“Truth is contrary to our nature, not so error, and this for a very simple reason; truth demands that we should recognize ourselves as limited, error flatters us that, in one way or another, we are unlimited.”

 

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Quote of the day, June 2

June 2, 2017

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, from Wilhelm Meister’s Apprenticeship

“One ought, every day at least, to hear a little song, read a good poem, see a fine picture, and, if it were possible, to speak a few reasonable words.”

Quote of the day, April 8

April 8, 2017

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, on living

“This is the highest wisdom that I own; freedom and life are earned by those alone who conquer them each day anew.”

Quote of the day, March 14

March 14, 2017

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, on application

“Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do.”

Quote of the day, Sept. 1

September 1, 2012

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, on knowledge

“Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do.”