Marcus L. Rowland (ffutures) wrote,
Marcus L. Rowland

Schiller quote again

I've put everyone's contributions together as an end note:

Editor's Note

The Schiller quote in Chapter IV Noch niemand entfloh dem verhangten Geschick. is from Die Braut von Messina, one of Schiller's last plays.

»Noch niemand entfloh dem verhängten Geschick;

Und wer sich vermißt es klüglich zu wenden,

Der muß es selber erbauend vollenden.«

A literal translation of the passage originally quoted is approximately "Yet no-one has escaped prophecied fate". A more poetic translation is "No-one can escape the hand dealt by fate," with the remaining text

"and who dares to smartly challenge it
must fulfill what he himself created"

The editor is not a linguist; many thanks to those who helped with translations.


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