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Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
(1749-1832) born on
Aug 28
German poet, dramatist. He was the greatest figure of the German Romantic period, e.g., "Faust," 1808.
         
   
F
God could cause us considerable embarrassment by revealing all the secrets of nature to us: we should not know what to do for sheer apathy and boredom.

R
The intelligent man finds almost everything ridiculous, the sensible man hardly anything.
A
The most original of authors are not so because they advance what is new, but more because they know how to say something, as if it had never been said before.
N
A man's errors are what make him amiable.
K
For a man to achieve all that is demanded of him he must regard himself as greater than he is.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "Memoirs," by Riemer.
R: In "1,911 Best Things Anybody Ever Said," ed. Robert Byrne, 1988.
A: In "Correct Quotes for DOS," WordStar International, 1991.
N: In "Isaac Asimov's Book of Science and Nature Quotations," ed. Jason Shulman & Isaac Asimov, 1988.
K: In "Barnes & Noble Book of Quotations," by Robert I. Fitzhenry, 1987.
   


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