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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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    Thus one can observe that those who proclaim piety as their goal and purpose usually turn into hypocrites.
    —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)

    Our wishes are presentiments of the abilities that lie in us, harbingers of what we will be able to accomplish.
    —Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749–1832)

    If we could do away with death, we wouldn’t object; to do away with capital punishment will be more difficult. Were that to happen, we would reinstate it from time to time.
    Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749–1832)

    It is day still, you better get busy!
    Night will intrude when no one can be active.
    —Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749–1832)

    There is nothing outside of us that is not at the same time in us, and as the external world has its colors the eye, too, has colors.
    —Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749–1832)

    If you have science and art,
    You also have religion;
    But if you don’t have them,
    You better have religion.
    —Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749–1832)