Johann Wolfgang von Goethe quote about words from Faust - Man usually believes, if only words he hears, that also with them goes material for thinking!
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Man usually believes, if only words he hears, that also with them goes material for thinking!
 Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Faust (1808). copy citation

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Author Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Source Faust
Topic words thinking
Date 1808
Language English
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Note Translated by Bayard Taylor
Weblink http://www.gutenberg.org/files/14591/14591-h/14591-h.htm

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“All ages have been taught the matter,— By Three and One, and One and Three, Error instead of Truth to scatter. They prate and teach, and no one interferes; All from the fellowship of fools are shrinking. Man usually believes, if only words he hears, That also with them goes material for thinking! THE WITCH (continues) The lofty skill Of Science, still From all men deeply hidden! Who takes no thought, To him 'tis brought, 'Tis given unsought, unbidden! FAUST What nonsense she declaims before us!” source

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