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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
19th century
18th century
Place of birth: Germany

We know accurately only when we know little; with knowledge, doubt increases.



We know accurately only when we know little; with knowledge, doubt increases.



(French, German, Italian)

En réalité, nous ne savons que lorsque nous savons peu. Le doute augmente avec le savoir.

Eigentlich weiß man nur, wenn man wenig weiß, mit dem Wissen wächst der Zweifel.

In realtà si sa solo quando si sa poco. Il dubbio cresce con la conoscenza.

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Doubt is not below knowledge, but above it.

The farther you go, the less you know.

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

Our knowledge can only be finite, while our ignorance must necessarily be infinite.

The fundamental cause of the trouble is that in the modern world the stupid are cocksure while the intelligent are full of doubt.

Knowledge kills action; action requires the veils of illusion

To know much is often the cause of doubting more.

Quotes for: to know


Quotes for: to know

Know or listen to those who know.

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.

All I know is that I know nothing.

The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.

Without the art of living knowledge nought avails.

I know that I know nothing.

Quotes for: doubt


Quotes about doubt:

Believe those who are seeking the truth; doubt those who find it.

To be, or not to be, that is the question.

When in doubt, follow the suit of the wise and prudent.

But the most beautiful of all doubts
Is when the downtrodden and despondent raise their heads and
Stop believing in the strength
Of their oppressors.

If you would be a real seeker after truth, it is necessary that at least once in your life you doubt, as far as possible, all things.

When in doubt, tell the truth.


Johann Wolfgang von Goethe also said...

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

As soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live.

To do good needs no consideration.

People grow old indeed, but who grows wise?

The aim of living is Life itself.

...and nobody knows the extent of his strength until he has tried.

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