by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832)
Translation © by Guy Laffaille

Dümmer ist nichts zu ertragen
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): FRE
Dümmer ist nichts zu ertragen,
Als wenn Dumme sagen den Weisen,
Daß sie sich in großen Tagen
Sollten bescheidentlich erweisen.

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Rien n'est plus idiot à supporter
Language: French (Français)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Rien n'est plus idiot à supporter
Que quand les sots disent aux sages
Que dans les grands jours
Ils devraient se montrer modestes.

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This text was added to the website: 2011-01-11
Line count: 4
Word count: 23