Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Quotes (883 quotes)
Act I, sc. ii. - Iphigenie auf Tauris (1787)
“All the knowledge I possess everyone else can acquire, but my heart is all my own.”
―Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
The Sorrows of Young Werther (1949 edition)
Selected works: including The sorrows of young Werther, Elective affinities, Italian journey, Faust (2000 edition), Everyman's Library
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Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsJohann Wolfgang von Goethe
Born: August 28, 1749
Died: March 22, 1832 (aged 82)
Occupation: Poet, novelist, playwright, diplomat
Bio: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe was a German writer, artist, and politician. His body of work includes epic and lyric poetry written in a variety of metres and styles; prose and verse dramas; memoirs; an autobiography; literary and aesthetic criticism; treatises on botany, anatomy, and colour; and four novels.
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