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post #30 of Old 12-05-2006
Zanshin
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LWInters - that quote is a mistranslation but even grander in the original "Was immer Du tun kannst oder wovon Du träumst - fang damit an. Mut hat Genie, Kraft und Zauber in sich." The last sentence is a classic and the word "Action" should read "Bravery" - but in German it denotes "bravery to do something" so is a bit to translate without losing the Teutonic brevity of Goethe.
Somehow tumumltuous seas or skies always bring thoughts of Goethe, Heine, Nietzsche instead of the more staid French or English writers/thinkers. It is the German "Sturm & Drang" ethos at sea.


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