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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... of Book XI of his autobiography, Dichtung und Wahrheit ("Poetry and Truth"), Goethe wrote, almost in passing ...

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    I’ve studied now Philosophy
    And Jurisprudence, Medicine—
    And even, alas! Theology—
    From end to end with labor keen;
    And here, poor fool! with all my lore
    I stand, no wiser than before.
    —Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749–1832)

    You will find the most pronounced hatred of other nations on the lowest cultural levels. There is, though, a level where the hatred disappears completely and where one so to speak stands above the nations and where one experiences fortune or misfortune of a neighboring country as if they had happened to one’s own.
    Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749–1832)

    The eye doesn’t see any shapes, it sees only what is differentiated through light and dark or through colors.
    Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749–1832)

    New inventions can and will be made; however, nothing new can be thought of that concerns moral man. Everything has already been thought and said which at best we can express in different forms and give new expressions to.
    —Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749–1832)

    Piety is not a goal but a means to attain through the purest peace of mind the highest culture.
    —Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749–1832)

    Someone criticized an elderly man for wooing young women. He replied that that was the only way to rejuvenation, which was, after all, everybody’s wish.
    —Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749–1832)

    A leaf that is supposed to grow is full of wrinkles and creases before it develops; if one doesn’t have the patience and wants the leaf to be as smooth as a willow leaf from the start, then there is a problem.
    —Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749–1832)