Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Quote

He who would study organic existence, First drives out the soul with rigid persistence; Then the parts in his hand he may hold and class, But the spiritual link is lost,


Translated by Bayard Taylor, Faust, IV (p. 66)

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He who would study organic existence, First drives out the soul with rigid persistence; Then the parts in his hand he may hold and class, But the...

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He who would study organic existence, First drives out the soul with rigid persistence; Then the parts in his hand he may hold and class, But the...

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He who would study organic existence, First drives out the soul with rigid persistence; Then the parts in his hand he may hold and class, But the...

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He who would study organic existence, First drives out the soul with rigid persistence; Then the parts in his hand he may hold and class, But the...