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Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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Biography - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe:

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

Quote

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

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe



Translation  

Translation

(French, German)


FrenchQuote
Il ne suffit pas de savoir, il faut aussi appliquer ; il ne suffit pas de vouloir, il faut agir."
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

GermanQuote
Es ist nicht genug zu wissen - man muss auch anwenden. Es ist nicht genug zu wollen - man muss auch tun."
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


See also  

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It is not enough to have a good mind; the main thing is to use it well."
René Descartes - Discourse on the Method


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We know accurately only when we know little; with knowledge, doubt increases."
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe - Maxims and Reflections
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The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom."
Isaac Asimov
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I know that I know nothing."
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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."
Carl Gustav Jung
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Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life."
Immanuel Kant
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Imagination is more important than knowledge."
Albert Einstein
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Quotes for: to will:



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To will oneself free is also to will others free."
Simone de Beauvoir
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Johann Wolfgang von Goethe also said...



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We know accurately only when we know little; with knowledge, doubt increases."
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe - Maxims and Reflections
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All theory, dear friend, is gray, but the golden tree of life springs ever green,"
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe - Faust: The First Part of the Tragedy
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The aim of living is Life itself."
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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Be humanity evermore our goal."
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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Every attraction is reciprocal."
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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Where there is much light, the shadow is deep."
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe - Götz von Berlichingen
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