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Faust Faust by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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“Two souls, alas, are housed within my breast,
And each will wrestle for the mastery there.”
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Faust
“من هرگز در حسرت بال پرندگان نخواهم بود. جذبه های جانم، از کتابی به کتاب دیگر و از صفحه ای به صفحه ی دیگر مرا به جاهای بسیار دورتر می برند.”
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Faust
“Sweet moonlight, shining full and clear,
Why do you light my torture here?
How often have you seen me toil,
Burning last drops of midnight oil.
On books and papers as I read,
My friend, your mournful light you shed.
If only I could flee this den
And walk the mountain-tops again,
Through moonlit meadows make my way,
In mountain caves with spirits play -
Released from learning's musty cell,
Your healing dew would make me well!”
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Faust
“But who will dare to speak the truth out clear?
The few who anything of truth have learned,
And foolishly did not keep truth concealed,
Their thoughts and visions to the common herd revealed,
Since time began we've crucified and burned”
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Faust
“Medicine, and Law, and Philosophy -
You've worked your way through every school,
Even, God help you, Theology,
And sweated at it like a fool.
Why labour at it any more?
You're no wiser now than you were before.
You're Master of Arts, and Doctor too,
And for ten years all you've been able to do
Is lead your students a fearful dance
Through a maze of error and ignorance.
And all this misery goes to show
There's nothing we can ever know.
Oh yes you're brighter than all those relics,
Professors and Doctors, scribblers and clerics,
No doubts or scruples to trouble you,
Defying hell, and the Devil too.
But there's no joy in self-delusion;
Your search for truth ends in confusion.
Don't imagine your teaching will ever raise
The minds of men or change their ways.
And as for worldly wealth, you have none -
What honour or glory have you won?
A dog could stand this life no more.
And so I've turned to magic lore;
The spirit message of this art
Some secret knowledge might impart.
No longer shall I sweat to teach
What always lay beyond my reach;
I'll know what makes the world revolve,
Its mysteries resolve,
No more in empty words I'll deal -
Creation's wellsprings I'll reveal!”
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Faust
“When I say to the Moment flying;
'Linger a while -- thou art so fair!'
Then bind me in thy bonds undying,
And my final ruin I will bear!”
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Faust
“from desire I rush to satisfaction; from satisfaction I leap to desire.”
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Faust
“There is no day that one should skip
But one should seize, without distrust,
The possible with iron grip”
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von, Faust
“If I wasn't a devil myself I'd give
Me up to the Devil this very minute.”
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Faust
“Let's plunge ourselves into the roar of time, the whirl of accident; may pain and pleasure, success and failure, shift as they will -- it's only action that can make a man.”
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Faust
tags: faust
“Yes - this I hold to with devout insistence,
Wisdom's last verdict goes to say:
He only earns both freedom and existence
Who must reconquer them each day.”
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Faust
“Well, that's Philosophy I've read,
And Law and Medicine, and I fear
Theology, too, from A to Z;
Hard studies all, that have cost me dear.
And so I sit, poor silly man
No wiser now than when I began.”
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Faust
tags: wisdom
“Though the ear choose not to hear,
In the heart I echo,clear:
Always found, and never sought,
Praised, as well as cursed, in thought.”
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Faust
“ Într-adevăr ştiu multe, dar aş vrea să ştiu totul. ”
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Faust
“I hope we shall get on together, you and I;
I've come to cheer you up - That's why
I'm dressed up like an aristocrat
In a fine red coat with golden stitches,
A stiff silk cape on top of that,
A long sharp dagger in my breeches,
And a cockerel's feather in my hat.
Take my advice - if I were you,
I'd get an outfit like this too;
Then you'd be well equipped to see
Just how exciting life can be.”
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Faust
“THE WITCH.
[dancing].

O I shall lose my wits, I fear,
Do I, again, see Squire Satan here!

MEPHISTOPHELES.
Woman, the name offends my ear!

THE WITCH.
Why so? What has it done to you?

MEPHISTOPHELES.
It has long since to fable-books been banished;
But men are none the better for it; true,
The wicked one, but not the wicked ones, has vanished.”
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Faust
“Du, Erde, warst auch diese Nacht beständig
Und atmest neu erquickt zu meinen Füßert,
Beginnest schon mit Lust mich zu umgeben,
Du regst und rührst ein kräftiges Beschließen,
Zum höchsten Dasein immerfort zu streben.

This night, thou, Earth! hast also stood unshaken,
And now thou breathest new-refreshed before me,
And now beginnest, all thy gladness granting,
A vigorous resolution to restore me,
To seek that highest life for which I'm panting.”
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Faust
“If ever I to the moment shall say:
Beautiful moment, do not pass away!
Then you may forge your chains to bind me,
Then I will put my life behind me,
Then let them hear my death-knell toll,
Then from your labours you'll be free,
The clock may stop, the clock-hands fall,
And time come to an end for me!”
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Faust
tags: time
“If I wasn't a devil myself I'd give
Me up to the Devil this very minute.”
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Faust
“I call him happy who still hopes to rise
To the surface in this sea of error.
The very things we don't know, we could use
And what we do know we have no use for.”
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Faust
“To me the mountain mass lies nobly mute,
The whences and the whys I don't dispute.
When Nature by and in herself was founded,
In purity the earthen sphere she rounded.
In summit and in gorge did pleasure seek,
And threaded cliff to cliff and peak to peak;
Then did she fashion sloping hills at peace
And gently down into the vale release.
All greens and grows, and to her gay abundance
Your swirling lunacies are sheer redundance.”
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Faust
“Dust shall he eat, and greedily,
like my celebrated serpent-cousin”
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Faust
“He calls it reason, using it To be more beast than ever beast was yet.”
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Faust; a Tragedy
“What's foreign one can't always keep quite clear of,
For good things, oft, are not so near;
A German can't endure the French to see or hear of,
Yet drinks their wines with hearty cheer.”
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Faust
“By Fortune's adverse buffets overborne
To solitude I fled, to wilds forlorn,
And not in utter loneliness to live,
Myself at last did to the Devil give!”
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Faust
“ماذا تريد أن تعطي أيها الشيطان المسكين؟ هل فهم أمثالك روح الإنسان في مسعاه السامي؟ نعم عندك طعام ولكنه لايشبع وعندك ذهب أحمر لكنه كالزئبق ينساب من يدك ، وعندك قمار ، لكن لا أحد فيه يكسب ، وعندك فتاة ، ولكنها وهي بين أحضاني تغازل جاري بعيونها وتصل حبلها بحبله . إنك قد تعطي لذة الشرف الالهية الجميلة ، لكنه يزول كما يزول الشهاب! أرني الثمرة التي لاتعطب قبل أن يقطفها الإنسان ، والأشجار التي تخضوضر كل يوم من جديد”
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Faust
“ان من لايعرف كيف يحكم ذاته الباطنة ، يلذ له أن يتحكم في ارادة الجار بحسب ما تملي عليه كبرياؤه”
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Faust
“What I possess, I see far distant lying,
And what I lost, grows real and undying.”
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Faust
“الطبيعة تتلفع بالأسرارولن تسمح أبدا أن يمزق عنها الحجاب، وما لاتريد هي أن تكشفه لعقلك، لن تستطيع أنت إرغامها على كشفه”
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Faust
“Tot ce sclipeşte ţine doar o clipă, ce-i cu temei în veci va fi păstrat.”
Goethe, Faust

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