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Faust

By Johann Wolfgang Goethe QUOTATION: Only those who must conquer them every day
Deserve freedom as well as life.
ATTRIBUTION: Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749–1832), German poet, dramatist. Faust, in Faust II, act V (1832).

QUOTATION: The eternal feminine draws us up.
ATTRIBUTION: Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749–1832), German poet, dramatist. Chorus Mysticus in Faust II, Act 5, Mountain Gorges (1832).

QUOTATION: The one who always strives,
That one can be redeemed.
ATTRIBUTION: Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749–1832), German poet, dramatist. The angels, in Faust II, act V, Mountain Gorges (1832).

QUOTATION: While Man’s desires and aspirations stir,
He cannot choose but err.
ATTRIBUTION: Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749–1832), German poet, dramatist. the Lord, in Faust, pt. 1, “Prologue in Heaven,” l. 317-8 (1808), trans. by Bayard Taylor (1870-1871).

QUOTATION: For precisely when concepts fail one,
Words are found at the right time.
ATTRIBUTION: Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749–1832), German poet, dramatist. Mephistopheles in Faust I, from the scene, Study (1808).

QUOTATION: Gray, dear friend, is all theory,
But green the golden tree of life.
ATTRIBUTION: Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749–1832), German poet, dramatist. Mephistopheles, in Faust I, second Study scene (1808).

QUOTATION: Upon the creatures we have made,
We are, ourselves, at last, dependent.
ATTRIBUTION: Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749–1832), German poet, dramatist. Mephistopheles, in “Laboratorium,” pt. 2, act 2, sc. 2, Faust.

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