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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)


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

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




See also  

See also...



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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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He who thinks little, errs much.”
Leonardo da Vinci
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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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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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I have laboured carefully, not to mock, lament, or execrate, but to understand human actions.”
Baruch Spinoza - Tractatus politicus
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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 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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To act freely is to retake possession of oneself; it is to place oneself back in pure duration.”
Henri Bergson - Time and Free Will: An Essay on the Immediate Data of Consciousness
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My spirit yearns for action, my breath for freedom.”
Friedrich Schiller
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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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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.”
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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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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