Johann Wolfgang von Goethe about foolishness (“The Sorrows of Young Werther”, 1774) - The world runs on from one folly to another; and the man who, solely from regard to the opinion of others, and without any wish or necessity of his own, toils after gold, honour, or any other phantom, is no better than a fool.
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The world runs on from one folly to another; and the man who, solely from regard to the opinion of others, and without any wish or necessity of his own, toils after gold, honour, or any other phantom, is no better than a fool.
 Johann Wolfgang von GoetheThe Sorrows of Young Werther (1774). copy citation

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Translated by R. D. Boylan
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