Point of Interest

3rd February 2012 at 00:00

The quest for knowledge

Far must thy researches go

Wouldst thou learn the world to know;

Thou must tempt the dark abyss

Wouldst thou prove what Being is.

Naught but firmness gains the prize,

Naught but fullness makes us wise,

Buried deep, truth e'er lies.

From a translation of The Proverbs of Confucius, by Friedrich Schiller (1759-1805), the German poet, historian, dramatist, and playwright.

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