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Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

1749-1832. German poet, novelist and dramatist, author of "Faust".

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We do not have to visit a madhouse to find disordered minds; our planet is the mental institution of the universe.

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

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Plunge boldly into the thick of life, and seize it where you will, it is always interesting.

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Everywhere, we learn only from those whom we love.

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So long as you live and work, you will be misunderstood; to that you must resign yourself once and for all. Be silent!

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The man of understanding finds everything laughable.

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Whatever you cannot understand, you cannot possess.

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To know someone here or there with whom you can feel there is understanding in spite of distances or thoughts expressed -- That can make life a garden.

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Self-love exaggerates our faults as well as our virtues.

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Thought expands, but paralyzes; action animates, but narrows.

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