Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Quotes

There is no better deliverance from the world than through art; and a man can form no surer bond with it than through art.

Architecture is frozen music.

We are attracted to what is already ours in secret. Thus passionate anticipation transforms what is indeed possible into dreamt-for reality.

Giving advice is a very peculiar affair; and when one has looked round the world for a time and seen how the most cleverly designed enterprises fail, and how the most absurd often turn out well, one becomes chary of giving any one advice. There is at bottom, a certain restraint in him who asks […]

To accept good advice is but to increase one’s own ability.

To act is easy; to think is hard.

How shall we learn to know ourselves? By reflections? Never; but only through action. Strive to do thy duty; then shalt thou know what is in thee.

Thinking is easy, acting is difficult, and to put one’s thoughts into action is the most difficult thing in the world.

The little done vanishes from the sight of him who looks forward to what is still to do.

The intelligent man finds almost everything ridiculous, the sensible man almost nothing.