Johann Wolfgang von GoetheJohann Wolfgang von Goethe, (1749-1832) German writer, statesman

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Quote

“Merely to breathe freely does not mean to live. [Ger., Frei athmen macht das Leben nicht allein.]”

Johann Wolfgang von GoetheJohann Wolfgang von Goethe
~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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Mike, Norwalk

and much much more

cal, lewisville, tx

Thank heaven we won't have to pay just to breathe for now. Harry Reid is not going after the CAP AND TRADE tax until after the elections.

Ken, Allyn, WA

There may be a time when we're grateful to be allowed to even breathe. Please, sir, can I have some more?

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RBESRQ    7/26/10

I would rather live a life of failed passion than one of silence.

E Archer, NYC

I don't think Goethe ever contemplated that even breathing would come under government control. Since the EPA has formally declared CO2 a "dangerous pollutant," it is only a matter of time before breathing will become a licensed activity -- well not breathing, just exhaling...

drew, pgh
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drew, pgh    7/26/10

Latin, it's good... seems to make whatever is said somehow more meaningful...


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