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Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Quote of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe - Knowing is not enough; we must...


Biography - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe:

German writer and statesman.
Born: 1749 - Died: 1832
Period:
19th century
18th century
Place of birth: Germany
Germany

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




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



Translation

Translation

(French, German)



French
Il ne suffit pas de savoir, il faut aussi appliquer ; il ne suffit pas de vouloir, il faut agir.

German
Es ist nicht genug zu wissen - man muss auch anwenden. Es ist nicht genug zu wollen - man muss auch tun.




See also 

See also...



We know accurately only when we know little; with knowledge, doubt increases.

It is not enough to have a good mind; the main thing is to use it well.

Of the experience I have of myself, I find enough to make me wise, if I were but a good scholar.

All good maxims are in the world. We only need to apply them.

So in order to act well it is sufficient to judge well, and to judge as well as one can is sufficient to enable one to do one's best.

A good moral, my lord: it is not enough to speak, but to speak true.




Quotes for: to know


Quotes

Quotes for: to know


Know or listen to those who know.





The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.





Without the art of living knowledge nought avails.





I know that I know nothing.
  





Mistakes are, after all, the foundations of truth, and if a man does not know what a thing is, it is at least an increase in knowledge if he knows what it is not.





Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.











Quotes for: to will


Quotes

Quotes for: to will


Love, and do what you will.





To will oneself free is also to will others free.





The kind of happiness I want consists, not so much in doing what I wish, as in not doing what I don't wish.





We can never know what to want, because, living only one life, we can neither compare it with our previous lives nor perfect it in our lives to comes.





Everyone's responsibility involves two acts: wanting to know and daring to say.





We do not do what we want and nonetheless we are responsible for what we are.











Quotes

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe also said...


In all things it is better to hope than to despair.





As soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live.





We know accurately only when we know little; with knowledge, doubt increases.





The aim of living is Life itself.





It is not enough to take steps, which may someday lead to a goal; each step must be itself a goal and a step likewise.





All theory, dear friend, is gray, but the golden tree of life springs ever green,












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