Faust or Faust?

By George J Lok

One (or both, according to some), sold their soul to the devil. The other finds the idea of a Satanic black mass ‘abhorrent’. But how different are Harvard University President Drew Faust and Goethe’s Faust really? See if you can tell which Faust the quotes below came from. It might be harder than you’d think! Answers are below, or click the links to find out.

1. Look to the past to help create the future. Look to science and to poetry.

2. I am not omniscient, but I know a lot.

3.  I had hoped you would carry on your campaign with a greater degree of civility and fairness.

4. … Subvert the academic freedoms and values necessary to the free flow of ideas.

5. I often know amid the scholar's strife a sinking feeling in my mind and heart.

6. Our differences are the foundation of our greatest strength.

7. I am part of that power which eternally wills evil and eternally works good.

8. As soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live. Man sees in the world what he carries in his heart.

9. [It] is not an instrument to impel social or political change.”

10. Where did the preposterous premise for this show come from? How did you ever dream it up? Was it a nightmare?

11. To sponsor an enactment of this ritual is abhorrent.

1. Drew Faust; 2. Goethe’s Faust; 3. Drew Faust; 4. Drew Faust; 5. Goethe’s Faust; 6. Drew Faust; 7. Goethe’s Faust; 8. Goethe’s Faust; 9. Drew Faust; 10. Drew Faust; 11. Drew Faust

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