Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Quote


Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Source/Notes:
Conversations with Goethe in the last years of his life (1839 edition)
Picture Quote:



I call architecture frozen music.  - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
More Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Quotes
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Source/Notes:
The Maxims and Reflections of Goethe, translated by Thomas Bailey Saunders, Macmillan and Company, 1906, p. 130. Variant translation: "It is not enough to know, we must also apply; it is not enough to will, we must also do."

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Picture Source: Wikimedia Commons
Johann Wolfgang von GoetheShare on Facebook

Born: August 28, 1749

Died: March 22, 1832 (aged 82)

Nationality: German

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.

Quote of the day

We forget that the most successful statesmen have been professionals. Lincoln was a professional politician.

Popular Authors

`