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by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832)
Translation © by Sharon Krebs

Wie etwas sei leicht
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): ENG FRE
Wie etwas sei leicht,
Weiß, der es erfunden und der es erreicht.

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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, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title unknown, copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , title 1: "Maxim", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Researcher for this text: Alberto Pedrotti

This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 2
Word count: 12

Maxim
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
How something is easy
Is known to him who invented and achieved it.

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  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to English copyright © 2014 by Sharon Krebs, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you may ask the copyright-holder(s) directly or ask us; we are authorized to grant permission on their behalf. Please provide the translator's name when contacting us.
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This text was added to the website: 2014-03-31
Line count: 2
Word count: 13