Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Quotes
The decline of literature indicates the decline of a nation.
Goethe's opinions on the world, mankind, literature, science, and art (1853 edition)
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It is with literature as with law or empire – an established name is an estate in tenure, or a throne in possession.
That is part of the beauty of all literature. You discover that your longings are universal longings, that you’re not lonely and isolated from...
I hold that a writer who does not passionately believe in the perfectibility of man has no dedication nor any membership in literature.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
Johann Peter Eckermann
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Poet, Novelist, Playwright
August 28, 1749 - March 22, 1832