Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Quote

Science helps us before all things in this, that it somewhat lightens the feeling of wonder with which Nature fills us; then, however, as life becomes more and more complex, it creates new facilities for the avoidance of what would do us harm and the promotion of what will do us good.


Translated by Thomas Bailey Saunders, The Maxims and Reflections of Goethe, #589 (p. 202)

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Science helps us before all things in this, that it somewhat lightens the feeling of wonder with which Nature fills us; then, however, as life...

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Science helps us before all things in this, that it somewhat lightens the feeling of wonder with which Nature fills us; then, however, as life...

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Science helps us before all things in this, that it somewhat lightens the feeling of wonder with which Nature fills us; then, however, as life...

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Science helps us before all things in this, that it somewhat lightens the feeling of wonder with which Nature fills us; then, however, as life...