Famous quotes from Goethe

I call architecture frozen music.

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

Divide and rule, the politician cries; unite and lead, is watchword of the wise.

Behavior is the mirror in which everyone shows their image.

Love does not dominate; it cultivates.

I love those who yearn for the impossible.

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

Wisdom is found only in truth.

Life belongs to the living, and he who lives must be prepared for changes.

Correction does much, but encouragement does more.

He is happiest, be he king or peasant, who finds peace in his home.

Common sense is the genius of humanity.

The coward only threatens when he is safe.

A useless life is an early death.

One can be instructed in society, one is inspired only in solitude.

In the beginning was action.