‘100 Quotes by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe’ is a collection of reflections and thoughts from the renowned German novelist, scientist, and philosopher. Goethe s work has had a wide-ranging influence on Western literature as well as political and philosophical thought, and this collection offers a cherry-picked selection of some of his most famous quotes. This collection is perfect for fans of Plato, Emanuel Swedenborg, Montaigne, Napoleon, and Shakespeare all of whom were selected alongside Goethe as one of six ‘representative men’ by American philosopher and essayist Ralph Waldo Emerson.Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1835) was a German poet, novelist, scientist, and critic. He is widely regarded as the greatest and most influential writer in the German language, and his work includes plays, poetry, literature, as well as discourse on botany and anatomy. What’s more, many of his poems were set to music by composers such as Mozart, Beethoven, and Liszt.