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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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    If you want to understand poetry,
    You have to go to its origin,
    If you want to understand the poet,
    You have to go to the Poet’s home.
    —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)

    Two souls, alas! reside within my breast.
    —Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749–1832)

    Music at its best is not in need of novelty; indeed, the older it is, the more one is accustomed to it, the stronger its effect.
    Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749–1832)

    I’ve studied now Philosophy
    And Jurisprudence, Medicine—
    And even, alas! Theology—
    From end to end with labor keen;
    And here, poor fool! with all my lore
    I stand, no wiser than before.
    —Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749–1832)

    Great thoughts and a pure heart, that is what we should ask from God.
    —Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749–1832)

    What right those who govern have to govern they don’t question, they just govern. Whether the people have a right to depose them that doesn’t concern them. All they are concerned with is that the people will not be tempted to depose them.
    —Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749–1832)