Das Leben sei so hübsch, daß man völlig für gleichgültig achten könne, wem man es zu verdanken habe: denn es schriebe sich doch zuletzt von Gott her, vor welchem wir alle gleich wären.

Life seemed to me so beautiful that I thought one should regard it as completely a matter of indifference to whom one owed it. And in the end it was in any event to be ascribed to God, before whom we were all equal.


Dichtung und Wahrheit, I 80

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