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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)


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

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




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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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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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All good maxims are in the world. We only need to apply them.”
Blaise Pascal - Pensées




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Know or listen to those who know.”
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The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.”
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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.”
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Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.”
Immanuel Kant
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Imagination is more important than knowledge.”
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Love, and do what you will.”
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To will oneself free is also to will others free.”
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The kind of happiness I want consists, not so much in doing what I wish, as in not doing what I don't wish.”
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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.”
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People who want something strongly enough are almost always well served by chance.”
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Everyone's responsibility involves two acts: wanting to know and daring to say.”
Abbé Pierre
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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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As soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live.”
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe - Faust: A Tragedy
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In all things it is better to hope than to despair.”
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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The aim of living is Life itself.”
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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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.”
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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All theory, dear friend, is gray, but the golden tree of life springs ever green,”
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe - Faust: A Tragedy
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