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

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    I come more and more to the conclusion that one must take the side of the minority which is always the more intelligent one.
    —Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749–1832)

    Love, whose power youth feels, is not suitable for the elderly, just as little as anything that presupposes productivity. It is rare that productivity lasts through the years.
    Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749–1832)

    For that is love’s nature that it lays claim to exclusive right and that all other claims are nil.
    Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749–1832)

    All one needs to do is declare oneself free and one will immediately feel dependent. If you dare to declare yourself dependent, you feel independent.
    —Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749–1832)

    Mankind? That is an abstraction. There have always been and always will be only individuals.
    —Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749–1832)

    One of the most striking signs of the decay of art is the intermixing of different genres.
    —Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749–1832)

    One of the most striking signs of the decay of art is when we see its separate forms jumbled together.
    —Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749–1832)