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Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Quote of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe - To act is easy, to think...


Biography - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe:

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

To act is easy, to think is hard; to act according to our thought is troublesome.




Translation

Translation

(French, German)



French
Il est facile d'agir ; il est difficile de penser : il est gênant d'agir comme on pense.

German
Handeln ist leicht, Denken schwer; nach dem Gedanken handeln unbequem.




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Think like a man of action, act like a man of thought.

What I propose, therefore, is very simple: it is nothing more than to think what we are doing.

Action is the language of the body and should harmonize with the spirit within.




Quotes for: to think


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Quotes for: to think


A person who thinks all the time has nothing to think about except thoughts. So he loses touch with reality, and lives in a world of illusion.





He who thinks little, errs much.





Man is but a reed, the most feeble thing in nature, but he is a thinking reed.





Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.





I think, therefore I am.





For there is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.











Quotes for: action


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Quotes about action:


I have laboured carefully, not to mock, lament, or execrate, but to understand human actions.





One should be light like a bird, and not like a feather.





I have always thought the actions of men the best interpreters of their thoughts.





Forgiveness is the key to action and freedom.





Act only according to that maxim whereby you can, at the same time, will that it should become a universal law.





To act freely is to retake possession of oneself; it is to place oneself back in pure duration.











Quotes

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.





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





To do good needs no consideration.





The aim of living is Life itself.





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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