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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

Quote

To act is easy, to think is hard; to act according to our thought is troublesome."
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe



Translation  

Translation

(French, German)


FrenchQuote
Il est facile d'agir ; il est difficile de penser : il est gênant d'agir comme on pense."
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

GermanQuote
Handeln ist leicht, Denken schwer; nach dem Gedanken handeln unbequem."
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


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Think like a man of action, act like a man of thought."
Henri Bergson


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Quotes for: to think:



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Man is but a reed, the most feeble thing in nature, but he is a thinking reed."
Blaise Pascal - Pensées
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I think, therefore I am."
René Descartes - Discourse on the Method
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He who thinks little, errs much."
Leonardo da Vinci
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For there is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so."
William Shakespeare - The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark
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Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony."
Mahatma Gandhi
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Men should strive to think much and know little."
Democritus
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Quotes about action:



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The present is not a potential past; it is the moment of choice and action."
Simone de Beauvoir
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I have laboured carefully, not to mock, lament, or execrate, but to understand human actions."
Baruch Spinoza - Tractatus politicus
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I have always thought the actions of men the best interpreters of their thoughts."
John Locke - An Essay Concerning Human Understanding
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Forgiveness is the key to action and freedom."
Hannah Arendt
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Change your life today. Don't gamble on the future, act now, without delay."
Simone de Beauvoir
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Action, with all its uncertainties, is like an ever-present reminder that men, though they must die, are not born in order to die, but to begin something new."
Hannah Arendt
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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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All theory, dear friend, is gray, but the golden tree of life springs ever green,"
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe - Faust: The First Part of the Tragedy
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The aim of living is Life itself."
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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Knowing is not enough; we must apply.
Willing is not enough; we must do."

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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Each one sees what he carries in his heart."
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe - Faust: The First Part of the Tragedy
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Be humanity evermore our goal."
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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