Johann Wolfgang von Goethe about power (“The Sorrows of Young Werther”, 1774) - Gracious Providence, to whom I owe all my powers, why didst thou not withhold some of those blessings I possess, and substitute in their place a feeling of self-confidence and contentment?
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Gracious Providence, to whom I owe all my powers, why didst thou not withhold some of those blessings I possess, and substitute in their place a feeling of self-confidence and contentment?
 Johann Wolfgang von GoetheThe Sorrows of Young Werther (1774). copy citation

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Translated by R. D. Boylan
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