Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Quote

Wealth and speed are what the world admires, what each pursues. Railways, express mails, steamships and every possible facility for communications are the achievement in which the civilized world view and revels, only to languish in mediocrity by that very fact. Indeed, the effect of this diffusion is to spread the culture of the mediocre.


Goethe's world view: presented in his reflections and maxims (ed. 1963)

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Wealth and speed are what the world admires, what each pursues. Railways, express mails, steamships and every possible facility for communications...

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Wealth and speed are what the world admires, what each pursues. Railways, express mails, steamships and every possible facility for communications...

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Wealth and speed are what the world admires, what each pursues. Railways, express mails, steamships and every possible facility for communications...

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Wealth and speed are what the world admires, what each pursues. Railways, express mails, steamships and every possible facility for communications...