The credit of advancing science has always been due to individuals and never to the age.

-Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

You don't have to travel around the world to understand that the sky is blue everywhere

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
No, no! The devil is an egotist,And is not apt, without why or wherefore,"For God's sake," others to assist.[Ger., Nein, nein! Der Teufel ist ein EgoistUnd thut nicht leicht um Gottes Willen,Was einem Andern nutzlich ist.]
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Must it ever be thus-that the source of our happiness must also be the fountain of our misery? The full and ardent sentiment which animated my heart with the love of nature, overwhelming me with a torrent of delight, and which brought all paradise before me, has now become an insupportable torment, a demon which perpetually pursues and harrasses me.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
The history of a man is in his character.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

A talent is formed in stillness, a character in the worldÂ’s torrent.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
One cannot develop taste from what is of average quality but only from the very best.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Character develops itself in the stream of life. Johann Wolfgang von Go

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Do you want to live happily? Travel with two bags, one for giving, the other for receiving.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

True love is love that stays constant for ever, whatever it's fortune; whether requited or scored, filled or sent empty away.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
With little art, clear wit and sense Suggest their own delivery.