Language: German (Deutsch)
Manchen auf der Eselsleiter
stimmt sein Aufstieg dann erst heiter,
wenn er seinem Hintermann
auf die Finger treten kann.
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Confirmed with Ernst Kühlbrandt, Der Weisheitszahn. Sinn-Gedichte, herausgegeben und mit einem Nachwort versehen von Heinz Stanescu, Bukarest: Jugendverlag, , page 65
Submitted by Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor]
Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)
Available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):
- ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , title 1: "Advancement", copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
Text added to the website: 2009-06-08.
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Language: English after the German (Deutsch)
Many a person clambering up the silly ladder of achievement
only finds the climb enjoyable
when he can step on the fingers
of the person who comes after him.
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