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

Müßiggang ist aller Laster Anfang
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): FRE
Müßiggang ist aller Laster Anfang - 
und aller Tugenden Krönung.

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This text was added to the website: 2014-07-24
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Word count: 10

L'oisiveté est mère de tous les vices
Language: French (Français)  after the German (Deutsch) 
L'oisiveté est mère de tous les vices
et le couronnement de toutes les vertus.

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Translation of title "Müßiggang" = "L'oisiveté"


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This text was added to the website: 2016-12-20
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Word count: 14