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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

How shall we learn to know ourselves? By reflection? Never; but only through action.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe




Translation  

Translation

(French, German)


French
Comment peut-on apprendre à se connaître soi-même? Jamais par la méditation, mais bien par l'action.”
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

German
Wie kann man sich selbst kennenlernen? Durch Betrachten niemals, wohl aber durch Handeln.”
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe




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Quotes

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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Think like a man of action, act like a man of thought.”
Henri Bergson
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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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Quotes about oneself:


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Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”
Oscar Wilde
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Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.”
Leo Tolstoy
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If there is anything that we wish to change in the child, we should first examine it and see whether it is not something that could better be changed in ourselves.”
Carl Gustav Jung
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To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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It is of immense importance to learn to laugh at ourselves.”
Katherine Mansfield
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It is easier to be wise for others than for ourselves.”
François de La Rochefoucauld - Reflections, or Sentences and Moral Maxims
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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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