Johann Wolfgang von Goethe German Born Poet, Novelist And Scientist

Frankfurt-born Johann Wolfgang von Goethe’s amazing work include  lyric poetry, dramas, memoirs, theology, an autobiography and novels.

This German writer, poet, playwright and scientist is still best known for his two-part poetic drama Faust.

johann wolfgang von goetheHis other popular works are his many poems, the Bildungsroman Wilhelm Meister’s Apprenticeship and the novel “The Sorrows of Young Werther” which was inspired by his unrequited love for a fiancé of a friend.

In 1831 Goethe finished writing after 57 years. He died on 22 March 1832 in Weimar.

This key figures of German literature is buried in the Ducal Vault at Weimar’s Historical Cemetery.

Verified Quotes by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe:


“Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it!”

“A man sees in the world what he carries in his heart.”

“There is nothing more frightful than ignorance in action.”

“By seeking and blundering we learn.”

“We must always change, renew, rejuvenate ourselves; otherwise, we harden.”

“Nothing is worth more than this day.”

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