Who is Johann Wolfgang von Goethe?

  • (noun): German poet and novelist and dramatist who lived in Weimar (1749-1832).
    Synonyms: Goethe

Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (, 28 August 1749 – 22 March 1832) was a German writer, artist, and politician. His body of work includes epic and lyric poetry written in a variety of metres and styles; prose and verse dramas; memoirs; an autobiography; literary and aesthetic criticism; treatises on botany, anatomy, and colour; and four novels. In addition, numerous literary and scientific fragments, and over 10,000 letters written by him are extant, as are nearly 3,000 drawings.

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Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe - Influence
... Goethe had a great effect on the nineteenth century ... Goethe embodied many of the contending strands in art over the next century his work could be lushly emotional, and rigorously formal, brief and epigrammatic, and epic ... Goethe was also a cultural force, who argued that the organic nature of the land moulded the people and their customs—an argument that has recurred ever since ...
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... Near the end of Book XI of his autobiography, Dichtung und Wahrheit ("Poetry and Truth"), Goethe wrote, almost in passing. ...

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    Paternity is based anyhow only upon conviction: I am convinced, therefore, I am the father.
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    Great thoughts and a pure heart, that is what we should ask from God.
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    It is a maxim of wise government to treat people not as they should be but as they actually are.
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    Master and Doctor are my titles;
    For ten years now, without repose,
    I’ve held my erudite recitals
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    —Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749–1832)

    Only that type of story deserves to be called moral that shows us that one has the power within oneself to act, out of the conviction that there is something better, even against one’s own inclination.
    —Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749–1832)

    You don’t love if you don’t take the beloved’s faults for virtues.
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    For precisely when concepts fail one,
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