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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

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.




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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.




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