Top 10 Quotes by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The greatest thing in this world is not so much where we stand as in what direction we are moving.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
The little man is still a man.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

A person is never happy till their vague strivings has itself marked out its proper limitations.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
It's true that nothing in this world makes us so necessary to others as the affection we have for them.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

No two people see the world exactly alike, and different temperaments will often apply the same principle, recognized by both, differently. Even one and the same person won't always maintain the same views and judgments: earlier convictions must give way to later ones.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
And I have again observed, my dear friend, in this trifling affair, that misunderstandings and neglect occasion more mischief in the world than even malice and wickedness. At all events, the two latter are of less frequent occurrence.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The unnatural, that too is natural.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
People do not mind their faults being spread out before them, but they become impatient if called on to give them up.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Everybody wants to be somebody; nobody wants to grow.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
The soul is indestructible and its activity will continue through eternity. It is like the sun, which, to our eyes, seems to set at night; but it has in reality only gone to diffuse its light elsewhere.