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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)


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

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


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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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Think like a man of action, act like a man of thought."
Henri Bergson
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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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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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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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Be the change that you wish to see in the world."
Mahatma Gandhi
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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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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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