Sunday, March 07, 2021


Words and Meaning

Goethe, Faust I.2565-2566 (tr. Walter Kaufmann):
Men usually believe, if only they hear words,
That there must also be some sort of meaning.

Gewöhnlich glaubt der Mensch, wenn er nur Worte hört,
es müsse sich dabei doch auch was denken lassen.

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