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Who Was 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 considered to be the greatest German literary figure of the modern era.
The Best Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Books of All Time
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Best Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Quotes
Here are some of the best Johann Wolfgang von Goethe of all time...
"A man should hear a little music, read a little poetry, and see a fine picture every day of his life, in order that worldly cares may not obliterate the sense of the beautiful which God has implanted in the human soul."- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
"The human race is a monotonous affair. Most people spend the greatest part of their time working in order to live, and what little freedom remains so fills them with fear that they seek out any and every means to be rid of it."- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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