Stanisław Jerzy Lec Quote

He who had dug his own grave
looks attentively
at the gravedigger's work,
but not pedantically:
for this one
digs a grave
not for himself.


"He who had dug his own grave", commemorating his killing of an SS guard who had been assigned to watch as he dug his own grave, as quoted in "10 Amazing Ways People Survived The Holocaust" by Alan Boyle at Listverse (9 November 2014)

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He who had dug his own grave looks attentively at the gravedigger's work, but not pedantically: for this one digs a grave not for himself.

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He who had dug his own grave looks attentively at the gravedigger's work, but not pedantically: for this one digs a grave not for himself.

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He who had dug his own grave looks attentively at the gravedigger's work, but not pedantically: for this one digs a grave not for himself.

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He who had dug his own grave looks attentively at the gravedigger's work, but not pedantically: for this one digs a grave not for himself.