Johann Wolfgang von Goethe about disappointment (“The Sorrows of Young Werther”, 1774) - Then, in happy ignorance, I sighed for a world I did not know, where I hoped to find every pleasure and enjoyment which my heart could desire; and now, on my return from that wide world, O my friend, how many disappointed hopes and unsuccessful plans have I brought back!
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Then, in happy ignorance, I sighed for a world I did not know, where I hoped to find every pleasure and enjoyment which my heart could desire; and now, on my return from that wide world, O my friend, how many disappointed hopes and unsuccessful plans have I brought back!
 Johann Wolfgang von GoetheThe Sorrows of Young Werther (1774). copy citation

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Translated by R. D. Boylan
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