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Katharina Elisabeth Goethe

  • ... wit, wit! — I look upon it always as a draught of air; it cools indeed, but one gets a stiff neck from it.

    • Katharina Elisabeth Goethe,
    • 1782, in Alfred S. Gibbs, ed., Goethe's Mother ()
  • ... always look cheerful, that makes people feel good and doesn't cost anything.

    • Katharina Elisabeth Goethe
  • How many joys are crushed under foot because people look up at the sky and disregard what is at their feet.

    • Katharina Elisabeth Goethe

Katharina Elisabeth Goethe, German letterwriter, Goethe's mother

(1731 - 1808)

Full name: Katharina Elisabeth Textor Goethe.