SPRUCH A MAXIM
Friedrich Theodor Vischer trans. Brian Cole

Wenn Gift und Galle die Welt dir beut
Und du möchtest das Herz dir gesund bewahren:
Mach andern Freud'!
Du wirst erfahren,
Dass Freude freut.

When all the world offers is poison and gall
And you want to keep your heart sound:
Bring joy to others!
You'll soon have found
That joy brings joy to all.

Trans. Copyright © Brian Cole 2010


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