Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (28 August 1749 – 22 March 1832) was a German writer, pictorial artist, biologist, theoretical physicist, and polymath.
He is considered the supreme genius of modern German literature. His works span the fields of poetry, drama, prose, philosophy, and science.
'However often we turn to it (the Quran) ... it soon attracts, astounds, and in the end enforces our reverence...
Its style, in accordance with its contents and aim is stern, grand, terrible - ever and anon truly sublime - thus this book will go an exercising through all ages a most potent influence.”
(Quoted in T.P. Hughes' Dictionary of Islam, p-526.)