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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
Source: Faust: A Tragedy

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I nothing had, and yet enough for youth -
Joy in Illusion, ardent thirst for Truth.
Give unrestrained, the old emotion,
The bliss that touched the verge of pain,
The strength of Hate, Love's deep devotion, -
O, give me back my youth again!

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe - Faust: A Tragedy




Translation  

Translation

(French, German)


French
Je n’avais rien et pourtant j’avais assez. J’avais la soif de la vérité et le goût de l’illusion. Rends-moi les penchants indomptés, le bonheur profond et douloureux, la force de la haine, la puissance de l’amour : rends-moi ma jeunesse !”
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe - Faust. Une tragédie

German
Ich hatte nichts und doch genug:
Den Drang nach Wahrheit und die Lust am Trug.
Gib ungebändigt jene Triebe,
Das tiefe, schmerzenvolle Glück,
Des Hasses Kraft, die Macht der Liebe,
Gib meine Jugend mir zurück!”

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe - Faust. Eine Tragödie




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Ah, who brings the happy moments,
Glorious days of sweet first love;
Who can bring back a single hour
Of that blessed time again.”

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe




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Quotes about love:


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Where love rules, there is no will to power and where power predominates, there love is lacking. The one is the shadow of the other.”
Carl Gustav Jung
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To live means to love, but above all, to love life.”
Blanche Pierson
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Intelligence has value only in the service of love.”
Antoine de Saint-Exupery
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Love, and do what you will.”
Augustine of Hippo - Homilies on the First Epistle of John
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Since love grows within you, so beauty grows. For love is the beauty of the soul.”
Augustine of Hippo
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Where there is love there is life.”
Mahatma Gandhi
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Quotes about strength:


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Consciousness of our powers augments them.”
Luc de Clapiers, marquis de Vauvenargues - Reflexions and Maxims
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There are two ways of contesting, the one by the law, the other by force; the first method is proper to men, the second to beasts.”
Niccolo Machiavelli - The Prince
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That which does not kill me makes me stronger.”
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche - Twilight of the Idols
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On the mountains of truth you can never climb in vain: either you will reach a point higher up today, or you will be training your powers so that you will be able to climb higher tomorrow.”
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
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Patience and time do more than strength or passion.”
Jean de La Fontaine - Fables
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...and nobody knows the extent of his strength until he has tried.”
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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Quotes about youth:


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The storms of youth occur between days of brilliant sunshine.”
Luc de Clapiers, marquis de Vauvenargues - Reflexions and Maxims
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It takes a long time to become young.”
Pablo Picasso
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Youth has no age.”
Pablo Picasso
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Each day is a little life: every waking and rising a little birth, every fresh morning a little youth, every going to rest and sleep a little death.”
Arthur Schopenhauer
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For souls nobly born valor doesn't await the passing of years.”
Pierre Corneille - Le Cid
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In youth we learn; in age we understand.”
Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach
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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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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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