Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe was a "German writer and polymath. Goethe's works span the fields of poetry, drama, literature, theology, philosophy, humanism and science. His magnum opus, lauded as one of the peaks of world literature, is the two-part drama Faust." [source: Wikipedia.org]

To think is easy. To act is difficult.
To act as one thinks is the most difficult.

-- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (01749-01832) {German poet/polymath; more...} [life]

Nothing is more terrible than ignorance in action.
-- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (01749-01832) {German poet/polymath; more...} [ignorance]

Age merely shows what children we remain.
-- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (01749-01832) {German poet/polymath; more...} [age/life]

Happiness is a ball after which we run wherever it rolls,
and we push it with our feet when it stops.

-- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (01749-01832) {German poet/polymath; more...} [happiness/play]

A correct answer is like an affectionate kiss.
-- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (01749-01832) {German poet/polymath; more...} [success]

A really great talent finds its happiness in execution.
-- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (01749-01832) {German poet/polymath; more...} [happiness]


Creator: Gerald Thurman [gthurman@gmail.com]
Created: 24 December 2009
Last Modified: Saturday, 05-Jan-2013 11:17:37 MST