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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: Maxims and Reflections

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Tolerance should really only be a passing attitude: it should lead to appreciation. To tolerate is to offend.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe - Maxims and Reflections




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Translation

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French
À vrai dire, la tolérance ne devrait être qu'une attitude temporaire : elle doit conduire à la reconnaissance. Souffrir autrui, c'est l'outrager.”
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe - Maximes et réflexions

German
Toleranz sollte eigentlich nur eine vorübergehende Gesinnung sein : sie muß zur Anerkennung führen. Dulden heißt beleidigen.”
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe - Maximen und Reflexionen




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In the practice of tolerance, one's enemy is the best teacher.”
Tenzin Gyatso, 14th Dalai Lama
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What is tolerance? It is the endowment of humanity. We are all steeped in weakness and error; let us forgive each other our stupidities, that is the first law of nature.”
Voltaire - Philosophical Dictionary
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Give to every human being every right that you claim for yourself.”
Robert Green Ingersoll
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The golden rule of conduct is mutual toleration, seeing that we will never all think alike and we shall always see Truth in fragment and from different points of vision.”
Mahatma Gandhi
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Tolerance is not a sign of weakness, but a sign of strength.”
Tenzin Gyatso, 14th Dalai Lama
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Of all religions, the Christian should of course inspire the most tolerance, but until now Christians have been the most intolerant of all men.”
Voltaire
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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.”
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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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