Johan Wolfgang Von Goethe

The Sorrows of Young Werther

    Sofía Escobarhas quoted7 months ago
    I sometimes cannot understand how she can love another, how she dares love another, when I love nothing in this world so completely, so devotedly, as I love her, when I know only her, and have no other possession.
    Sofía Escobarhas quoted7 months ago
    love is natural; but you must love within bounds
    Sofía Escobarhas quoted7 months ago
    know not what attraction I possess for the people, so many of them like me, and attach themselves to me
    Sofía Escobarhas quoted7 months ago
    but it is my opinion that he who avoids the common people, in order not to lose their respect, is as much to blame as a coward who hides himself from his enemy because he fears defeat.
    Sofía Escobarhas quoted7 months ago
    I treat my poor heart like a sick child, and gratify its every fancy
    Oliver Rodriguezhas quoted9 months ago
    All the knowledge I possess everyone else can acquire, but my heart is exclusively my own.
    Liamhas quotedlast year
    since that time, sun, moon, and stars may pursue their course: I know not whether it is day or night; the whole world is nothing to me
    Liamhas quotedlast year
    That the life of man is but a dream, many a man has surmised heretofore; and I, too, am everywhere pursued by this feeling
    jellybellyhas quoted2 years ago
    O my friend—but it is too much for my strength—I sink under the weight of the splendour of these visions!
    jellybellyhas quoted2 years ago
    The garden is simple; and it is easy to perceive, even upon your first entrance, that the plan was not designed by a scientific gardener, but by a man who wished to give himself up here to the enjoyment of his own sensitive heart.
    jellybellyhas quoted2 years ago
    And I have again observed, my dear friend, in this trifling affair, that misunderstandings and neglect occasion more mischief in the world than even malice and wickedness. At all events, the two latter are of less frequent occurrence.
    jellybellyhas quoted2 years ago
    No doubt you are right, my best of friends, there would be far less suffering amongst mankind, if men—and God knows why they are so fashioned—did not employ their imaginations so assiduously in recalling the memory of past sorrow, instead of bearing their present lot with equanimity.
    Naveen Naseemhas quoted2 years ago
    But they are a right good sort of people. If I occasionally forget myself, and take part in the innocent pleasures which are not yet forbidden to the peasantry, and enjoy myself, for instance, with genuine freedom and sincerity, round a well-covered table, or arrange an excursion or a dance opportunely, and so forth, all this produces a good effect upon my disposition; only I must forget that there lie dormant within me so many other qualities which moulder uselessly, and which I am obliged to keep carefully concealed. Ah! this thought affects my spirits fearfully. And yet to be misunderstood is the fate of the like of us.
    Josue Riverahas quoted4 years ago
    That the life of man is but a dream, many a man has surmised heretofore; and I, too, am everywhere pursued by this feeling.
    Josue Riverahas quoted4 years ago
    The human race is but a monotonous affair. Most of them labour the greater part of their time for mere subsistence; and the scanty portion of freedom which remains to them so troubles them that they use every exertion to get rid of it. Oh, the destiny of man!
    Josue Riverahas quoted4 years ago
    I know very well that we are not all equal, nor can be so; but it is my opinion that he who avoids the common people, in order not to lose their respect, is as much to blame as a coward who hides himself from his enemy because he fears defeat.
    Josue Riverahas quoted4 years ago
    I will no longer, as has ever been my habit, continue to ruminate on every petty vexation which fortune may dispense; I will enjoy the present, and the past shall be for me the past. No doubt you are right, my best of friends, there would be far less suffering amongst mankind, if men—and God knows why they are so fashioned—did not employ their imaginations so assiduously in recalling the memory of past sorrow, instead of bearing their present lot with equanimity.
    Xenia Riabovahas quoted4 years ago
    I know not whether some deceitful spirits haunt this spot, or whether it be the warm, celestial fancy in my own heart which makes everything around me seem like paradise.
    ;has quoted4 years ago
    So much simplicity with so much understanding
    ;has quoted4 years ago
    she has captivated all my senses.
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