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Famous quotes containing the word von:

    Legislators or revolutionaries who promise equality coupled with freedom are either phantasts or charlatans.
    —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)

    If you don’t know foreign languages, you don’t know anything about your own.
    —Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749–1832)