Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

(28 August 1749 – 22 March 1832 / Frankfurt am Main)

The Rule Of Life - Poem by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

IF thou wouldst live unruffled by care,
Let not the past torment thee e'er;
As little as possible be thou annoy'd,
And let the present be ever enjoy'd;
Ne'er let thy breast with hate be supplied,
And to God the future confide.

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  • (10/18/2016 11:17:00 PM)

    The formula for leading a contented and meaningful life. Thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

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  • Mohammed Asim Nehal (10/18/2016 1:42:00 PM)

    Superb! ! !
    Very well written..... (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, January 1, 2004

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