by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832)

Der Saldo
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): ENG
Viele Lieb hab ich erlebet,
Wenn ich lieblos gestrebet;
Und Verdrießliches erworben,
Wenn ich fast für Lieb gestorben.
So du es zusammengezogen,
Bleibet Saldo dir gewogen.


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Available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

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

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Text added to the website: 2010-02-02 00:00:00
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:03:33
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