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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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    We really learn only from those books that we cannot judge. The author of a book that we were able to judge would have to learn from us.
    —Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749–1832)

    Tolerance should really be only a temporary attitude; it must lead to recognition. To tolerate means to offend.
    Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749–1832)

    Mastery is proven only in limitation,
    and law alone can give us freedom.
    —Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749–1832)

    Everything perfect in its kind has to transcend its own kind, it must become something different and incomparable. In some notes the nightingale is still a bird; then it rises above its class and seems to suggest to every winged creature what singing is truly like.
    Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749–1832)

    Upon the creatures we have made,
    We are, ourselves, at last, dependent.
    —Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749–1832)

    The force of a language does not consist of rejecting what is foreign but of swallowing it.
    —Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749–1832)

    If youth is a fault, it is one that one gets rid of soon enough.
    —Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749–1832)