Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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Johann Wolfgang Goethe (/ˈgɜː(r)tə/; German: [ˈjoːhan ˈvɔlfɡaŋ ˈɡøːtə]; 28 August 1749 – 22 March 1832) was a German writer and statesman. 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, more than 10,000 letters, and nearly 3,000 drawings by him exist. A literary celebrity by the age of 25, Goethe was ennobled by the Duke of Saxe-Weimar, Karl August in 1782 after first taking up residence there in November 1775 following the success of his first novel, The Sorrows of Young Werther. He was an early participant in the Sturm und Drang literary movement. During his first ten years in Weimar, Goethe served as a member of the Duke's privy council, sat... More

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Johann Wolfgang von Goethe #Age

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Johann Wolfgang von Goethe #Age

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Johann Wolfgang von Goethe #Alone #Freedom #Life #Wisdom

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Johann Wolfgang von Goethe #Alone

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Johann Wolfgang von Goethe #Alone

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Johann Wolfgang von Goethe #Art #Poetry

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Johann Wolfgang von Goethe #Art #Work

Photo of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe The mediator of the inexpressible is the work of art.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe #Art #Best #Good

Photo of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe In art the best is good enough.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe #Art #Religion #Science

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Johann Wolfgang von Goethe #Art

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Johann Wolfgang von Goethe #Art

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Johann Wolfgang von Goethe #Age #Science

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Johann Wolfgang von Goethe #Beauty

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Johann Wolfgang von Goethe #Beauty

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Johann Wolfgang von Goethe #Best #Government

Photo of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe The best government is that which teaches us to govern ourselves.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe #Best #Government

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Johann Wolfgang von Goethe #Best

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Johann Wolfgang von Goethe #Business #Love

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Johann Wolfgang von Goethe #Change #Poetry #Science

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Johann Wolfgang von Goethe #Death

Photo of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe A useless life is an early death.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe #Death #Good #Time

Photo of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Death is a commingling of eternity with time in the death of a good man, eternity is seen looking through time.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe #Death

Photo of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe An unused life is an early death.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe #Dreams #Men #Power

Photo of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Dream no small dreams for they have no power to move the hearts of men.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe #Famous

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Johann Wolfgang von Goethe #Fear

Photo of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe It is the strange fate of man, that even in the greatest of evils the fear of the worst continues to haunt him.