Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Quotes

One must be something in order to do something.

 
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Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, 1749-1832, German poet & dramatist, Quoted in Eckermann, Conversations with Goethe

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Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  • Born: August 28, 1749
  • Died: March 22, 1832
  • Nationality: German
  • Profession: Poet

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe was a German writer and statesman. His works include four novels; epic and lyric poetry; prose and verse dramas; memoirs; an autobiography; literary and aesthetic criticism; and treatises on botany, anatomy, and colour. In addition, there are numerous literary and scientific fragments, more than 10,000 letters, and nearly 3,000 drawings by him extant.

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