Love does not dominate; it cultivates.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Profession: Poet
Nationality: German


Love does not dominate; it cultivates. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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The affairs of the world are no more than so much trickery, and a man who toils for money or honour or whatever else in deference to the wishes of others, rather than because his own desire or needs lead him to do so, will always be a fool.

Music is either sacred or secular. The sacred agrees with its dignity, and here has its greatest effect on life, an effect that remains the same through all ages and epochs. Secular music should be cheerful throughout.

We would rather admit our moral errors, mistakes and crimes than our scientific errors.

I call architecture frozen music.

Great thoughts and a pure heart, that is what we should ask from God.

Solitude is precious balm to my heart in these paradistic parts.

Excellence is rarely found, more rarely valued.

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

There is something magical in rhythm; it even makes us believe that we possess the sublime.

We're only really thinking when we can't think out fully what we are really thinking about!

Please send me your last pair of shoes, worn out with dancing as you mentioned in your letter, so that I might have something to press against my heart.

The man with insight enough to admit his limitations comes nearest to perfection.

Everything in the world may be endured except continued prosperity.

Every one has his peculiarities and cannot get rid of them; and yet many a one is destroyed by his peculiarities, and those too of the most innocent kind.