Goethe on what’s possible, 2


We always hope, and still in every case
’Tis better far to hope than to despair;
For who can calculate the possible?

Wir hoffen immer, und in allen Dingen
Ist besser hoffen als verzweifeln. Denn
Wer kann das Mögliche

-Tasso III, Scene 4, Antonio, line 2163
Translation by Anna Swanwick.

No. 3425

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