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Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Quote of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe - I nothing had, and yet enough...


Biography - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe:

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

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!





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 !

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!





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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.


Those were the days, my friend
We thought they'd never end
We'd sing and dance forever and a day
We'd live the life we choose
We'd fight and never lose
For we were young and sure to have our way





Quotes for: love


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Quotes about love:


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.
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To live means to love, but above all, to love life.
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Love, love, all the rest is nothing.
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Intelligence has value only in the service of love.
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There is always some madness in love. But there is also always some reason in madness.
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Love, and do what you will.
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Quotes for: strength


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Quotes about strength:


Consciousness of our powers augments them.
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I dare to believe that inner joy has some secret power to win the favour of fortune.
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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.
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Love you will find only where you may show yourself weak without provoking strength.
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That which does not kill me makes me stronger.
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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.
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Quotes for: youth


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Quotes about youth:


For souls nobly born valor doesn't await the passing of years.
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The storms of youth occur between days of brilliant sunshine.
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It takes a long time to become young.
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Youth has no age.
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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.
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Youth must be mastered not by force but by reason.
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Johann Wolfgang von Goethe also said...


In all things it is better to hope than to despair.
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As soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live.
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We know accurately only when we know little; with knowledge, doubt increases.
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The aim of living is Life itself.
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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.
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All theory, dear friend, is gray, but the golden tree of life springs ever green,
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