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THE RULE OF LIFE

IF thou wouldst live unruffled by care,
Let not the past torment thee e’er;
As little as possible be thou annoy’d,
And let the present be ever enjoy’d;
Ne’er let thy breast with hate be supplied,
And to God the future confide.

1815.*


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Poem THE RULE OF LIFE - Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe