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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Doppelgänger - Notable Reports - Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
... Near the end of Book XI of his autobiography, Dichtung und Wahrheit ("Poetry and Truth"), Goethe wrote, almost in passing. ...
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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    One doesn’t always lose when one has to do without.
    —Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749–1832)

    Our foibles are really what make us lovable.
    Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749–1832)

    All poetry is supposed to be instructive but in an unnoticeable manner; it is supposed to make us aware of what it would be valuable to instruct ourselves in; we must deduce the lesson on our own, just as with life.
    Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749–1832)

    Our wishes are presentiments of the abilities that lie in us, harbingers of what we will be able to accomplish.
    —Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749–1832)

    Idea and experience will never coincide in the center; only through art and action are they united.
    —Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749–1832)

    Normally, people believe that, if they hear just words, that these words must lead to some thought.
    —Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749–1832)

    Thus one can observe that those who proclaim piety as their goal and purpose usually turn into hypocrites.
    —Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749–1832)