The world is so empty if we think of it just as a collection of mountains, rivers and cities; but to find someone somewhere who sees eye to eye with us, someone with whom we can continue to commune in silence, makes the whole world into a populated garden.

translated by Eric A. Blackall and Victor Lange

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

German author and poet

28 August 1749 — 22 March 1832

Goethe - The Collected Works

Volume 9, Page 271 (Wilhelm Meister`s Apprenticeship)

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Submitted by: Aqarius

Time of publication: December 15, 2011

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