If I love you, what business is it of yours?

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Profession: Poet
Nationality: German

If I love you, what business is it of yours? Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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He who is plenteously provided for from within, needs but little from without.

Alas! sorrow from happiness is oft evolved.

What is important in life is life, and not the result of life.

Every author in some way portrays himself in his works, even if it be against his will.

Nothing is harder to bear than a succession of fair days.

We, it seems, have entered newly In the sphere of dreams enchanted. Do thy bidding, guide us truly, That our feet be forwards planted In the vast, the desert spaces!

Hast thou, then, nothing more to mention? Com'st ever, thus, with ill intention? Find'st nothing right on earth, eternally? MEPHISTOPHELES No, Lord! I find things, there, still bad as they can be. Man's misery even to pity moves my nature; I've scarce the heart to plague the wretched creature.

We cannot fashion our children after our desires, we must have them and love them as God has given them to us.

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

MARGARETE. Yes, out of sight is out of mind. It's second nature with you, gallantry; But you have friends of every kind, Cleverer by far, oh much, than me. FAUST. Dear girl, believe me, what's called cleverness Is mostly shallowness and vanity.

When one is polite in German, one lies.

When a human awakens to a great dream and throws the full force of his soul over it, all the universe conspires in your favor.

When she sees the leaves fall, they raise no other idea in her mind than that winter is approaching.

In nature we never see anything isolated, but everything in connection with something else which is before it, beside it, under it and over it.