by Franz Kafka (1883 - 1924)
Translation © by Guy Laffaille

Ziel, Weg, Zögern
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): FRE
Es gibt ein Ziel, aber keinen Weg; 
was wir Weg nehmen, ist Zögern.


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  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "But, chemin, hésitation", copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Researcher for this text: Ferdinando Albeggiani

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But, chemin, hésitation
Language: French (Français)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Il y a un but, mais pas de chemin ;
ce que nous appelons un chemin est une hésitation.


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Text added to the website: 2016-12-15 00:00:00
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