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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... the end of Book XI of his autobiography, Dichtung und Wahrheit ("Poetry and Truth"), Goethe wrote, almost in passing ...
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... 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 ... 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 criticizes the English for carrying their teapots wherever they go, even lugging them up Mount Etna. But doesn’t every nation have its teapot, in which, even when traveling, it brews the dried bundles of herbs brought from home?
    —Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749–1832)

    How can one learn to know oneself? Never by introspection, rather by action. Try to do your duty, and you will know right away what you are like.
    Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749–1832)

    Music is either sacred or secular. The sacred agrees with its dignity, and here has its greatest effect on life, an effect that remains the same through all ages and epochs. Secular music should be cheerful throughout.
    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)

    Nature has neither kernel
    Nor shell,
    She is everything, all at once.
    —Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749–1832)

    Sweetly sang the nightingale.
    —Walther Von Der Vogelweide (1170?–1230?)

    Stones are mute teachers; they silence the observer, and the most valuable lesson we learn from them we cannot communicate.
    —Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749–1832)