by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832)

Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): FRE
Sorglos über die Fläche weg,
Wo vom kühnsten Wager die Bahn
Dir nicht vorgegraben du siehst,
Mache dir selber Bahn!
Stille, Liebchen, mein Herz!
Kracht's gleich, bricht's doch nicht!
Bricht's gleich, bricht's nicht mit dir!


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

  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , title 1: "Courage", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 7
Word count: 35