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Faust Quotes

20 of the best book quotes from Faust
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“Oh my, but art is long and our life is fleeting.”
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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“Men’s wretchedness in soothe I so deplore, Not even I would plague the sorry creatures more.”
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Mephistopheles
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“E’en hell hath its peculiar laws.”
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“Two souls live in me, alas, Irreconcilable with one another.”
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“Happy is he who has the pure truth in him. He will regret no sacrifice that keeps it.”
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“Stop making love to your misery, It eats away at you like a vulture!
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“When I leave here, let come what must. What do I care about it now, if hereafter men hate or love, or if in those other spheres there be an Above or a Below?”
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“While still man strives, still he must err.”
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“Who strives always to the utmost, for him there is salvation”
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“That which issues from the heart alone, Will bend the hearts of others to your own.”
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“Forbear to trifle longer with thy grief, Which, vulture-like, consumes thee in this den.”
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“Methinks, by most, ‘twill be confess’d That Death is never quite a welcome guest.”
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“Fill your heart to overflowing, and when you feel profoundest bliss, then call it what you will: Good fortune! Heart! Love! or God! I have no name for it! Feeling is all; the name is sound and smoke, beclouding Heaven’s glow.”
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“Body and soul ... fit so well together yet they are eternally in contention.”
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“Dear friend, all theory is gray, And green the golden tree of life.”
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“When in his study pent the whole year through, Man views the world, as through an optic glass, On a chance holiday, and scarcely then, How by persuasion can he govern men?”
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“What a man knows not, he to use requires, And what he knows, he cannot use for good.”
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“Mothers! That word’s like a blow! Why am I so affected by it?”
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“In the end, you are exactly--what you are. Put on a wig with a million curls, put the highest heeled boots on your feet, yet you remain in the end just what you are.”
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“There’s nothing wise and nothing silly Wasn’t thought of long ago. ”

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