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Goethe - Short Biography, Works, Personal Life and Best Quotes

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Goethe
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
(28 August 1749, Frankfurt am Main, Holy Roman Empire (now Germany) - – 22 March 1832 Weimar, Duchy of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach, Germany) (aged 82)
Nationality: Germany
Category: Art workers
Occupation: Writers, Poets, Philosophers,
Unique distinction: Most influential German writer and poet, one of the key figures of European culture. Polymath.
Gender: Male
Quotes: 1. For a man to achieve all that is demanded of him, he must regard himself as greater than he is. 2. When we treat man as he is we make him worse than he is. When we treat him as if he already was what he potentially could be We make him what he should be. 3. Magic is believing in yourself, if you can do that, you can make anything happen. 4. Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it! 5. To create something you must be something. 6. Every situation--nay, every moment--is of infinite worth; for it is the representative of a whole eternity. 7. Nothing is worth more than this day.
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Fyodor Dostoyevsky - Short Biography, Works, Personal life, Facts and Quotes

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Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Fyodor Mikhaylovich Dostoyevsky
(November 11, 1821, Moscow, Russia – February 9, 1881, Saint Petersburg, Russia) (aged 59)
Nationality: Russia
Category: Art workers
Occupation: Writers,
Unique distinction: One of the greatest psychologists in the world literature. Genres: Short-story, novel, literary fiction.
Gender: Male
Quotes: 1. To love someone means to see them as God intended them. 2. Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most. 3. Pain and suffering are always inevitable for a large intelligence and a deep heart. The really great men must, I think, have great sadness on earth. 4. The man who is happy is fulfilling the purpose of existence 5. Man only likes to count his troubles; he doesn't calculate his happiness. 6. If everything on earth were rational, nothing would happen. 7. I can see the sun, but even if I cannot see the sun, I know that it exists. And to know that the sun is there - that is living. 8. Man has it all in his hands, and it all slips through his fingers from sheer cowardice. 9. Only one thing matters, one thing; to be able to dare! 10. It seems, in fact, as though the second half of a man's life is made up of nothing, but the habits he has accumulated during the first half.
Video: Myshkin's emotional monologue
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Johann Sebastian Bach - Biography, works, contribution in music and personal life

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Johann Sebastian Bach
(March 21, 1685, Eisenach, Thuringia, Ernestine Saxon Duchies (now Germany)  – July 28, 1750 Leipzig, Germany) (Age 65)
Nationality: Germany
Category: Art workers
Unique distinction: One of the greatest composers in history, outstanding supreme Baroque composer.
Gender: Male
Quotes: 1. Where there is devotional music, God is always at hand with His gracious presence. 2. I have always kept one end in view, namely ... to conduct a well-regulated church music to the honour of God. 3. The most stupendous miracle in all music. 4. Ceaseless work, analysis, reflection, writing much, endless self-correction, that is my secret. 5. I was obliged to be industrious. Whoever is equally industrious will succeed equally well. 6. Old concept: Love is blind. Marriage is an eye opener. New concept: Love is not blind - it simply enables one to see things others fail to see. 7. Without my morning coffee I'm just like a dried up piece of roast goat.
Video: Toccata & Fugue in d minor
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