Who is Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (28 August 1749 – 22 March 1832) was a German poet, playwright, novelist, scientist, statesman, theatre director, and critic. His works include plays, poetry, literature, and aesthetic criticism as well as treatises on botany, anatomy, and colour. He is widely regarded as the greatest and most influential writer in the German language, his work having a profound and wide-ranging influence on Western literary, political and philosophical thought from the late 18th century to the present day.Goethe took up residence in Weimar in November 1775 following the success of his first novel, The Sorrows of Young Werther (1774). He was ennobled by the Duke of Saxe-Weimar, Karl August, in 1782. Goethe was an early participant in the Sturm und Drang literary movement. Durin...
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Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe Poems

  • Elegies. - Part I. Roman Elegies
    Speak, ye stones, I entreat! Oh speak, ye palaces lofty!

    Utter a word, oh ye streets! Wilt thou not, Genius, awake?
    All that thy sacred walls, eternal Rome, hold within them ...
  • Mathal Name. - Book Of Parables
    From heaven there fell upon the foaming wave

    A timid drop; the flood with anger roared,
  • Tefkir Name. - Suleika (speaks)
    The mirror tells me, I am fair!

    Thou sayest, to grow old my fate will be.
    Nought in God's presence changeth e'er, ...
  • What God Would
    What God would outwardly alone control,
    And on his finger whirl the mighty Whole?
    He loves the inner world to move, to view
    Nature in Him, Himself in Nature too, ...
  • Second Ode
    Thou go'st! I murmur
    Go! let me murmur.
    Oh, worthy man,
    Fly from this land! ...
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Love 187 I Love You 187 Heart 147 Sweet 146 Life 136 Bright 112 Long 108 True 107 Joy 105 Night 103

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Trainingmindful: “as soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live.” ~ johann wolfgang von goethe
Oluimmanuel: all truly wise thoughts have been thought already thousands of times; but to make them truly ours, we must think them over again honestly, until they take root in our personal experience. —johann wolfgang von goethe,
Reachmorepeople: "whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. boldness has genius, power and magic in it. johann wolfgang von goethe
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_dcmat_: rule no. 551 "treat people as if they were what they ought to be and you will help them become what they are capable of becoming." - johann wolfgang von goethe
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The Sunshine Seeks My Little Room
 by Robert Service

The sunshine seeks my little room
To tell me Paris streets are gay;
That children cry the lily bloom
All up and down the leafy way;
That half the town is mad with May,
With flame of flag and boom of bell:
For Carnival is King to-day;
So pen and page, awhile farewell.

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