by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832)
Translation © by Gary Bachlund (b. 1947)

Ich, Egoist!
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): ENG
Ich, Egoist! -- Wenn ichs nicht besser wüßte!
Der Neid, das ist der Egoiste;
Und was ich auch für Wege geloffen,
Aufm Neidpfad habt ihr mich nie betroffen.

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  • ENG English (Gary Bachlund) , "Me! Egoist!", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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This text was added to the website: 2010-02-02
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Word count: 27

Me! Egoist!
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
Me! Egoist! -- When I know no better!
Envy? That is the egoist;
And when I am also on this path,
On the ego-avenue I have met no one else.

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Researcher for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator]

This text was added to the website: 2010-02-02
Line count: 4
Word count: 29