Johann Goethe

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In existographies, Johann Goethe (206-123 BE) (1749-1832 ACM) (IQ:210|#1) (IQD:2.53|A82) (Cattell 1000:7) [RGM:41|1,350+] (Murray 4000:2|WL) (Gottlieb 1000:131) (GMG:1) (Perry 80:1|Li) [LUG:#] [LPKE:#] [TCG] (SN:1) (HD:19) (FA:56) (GA:6) (HFET:1) (EvT:8|21+) (CR:942) (LH:21) (TL:2,190|#1), pronounced: GU(R)-tuh or gu(r)-te), or "Wolfgang Goethe" (Haeckel, 1899), was a German polyintellectual, noted for []


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The following are quotes by Goethe:

“Girls we love for what they are; young men for what they promise to be.”
— Johann Goethe (c.1810), Publication [1]
“My work is an assemblage of ‘essences’, which have been derived from the course of nature. This bears the name of ‘Goethe’.”
— Johann Goethe (c.1820), Publication; cited by Newell Sims in Society and Surplus (pg. 342); compare: James Maxwell (1879), Wilhelm Ostwald (1926), and Carl Sagan (1980)
“These remarks were written as early as 1809. I should then have been much cheered to hear so kind a word about Elective Affinities; for at that time, and afterwards, not many pleasant remarks were vouchsafed me about that novel.”
— Johann Goethe (1827), “Comment to Johann Eckermann” (regarding a letter from Solger to Tieck in which kind words were spoken about his Elective Affinities, regarding the fine nature of the Architect’s character), Jan 18


  1. Edwards, Tryon. (1902). A Dictionary of Thoughts: a Cyclopedia of Laconic Quotations from the Best Authors, Both Ancient and Modern (pg. 642). Publisher.

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