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PARTICIPATION. Friedrich Schiller

PARTICIPATION

   E’en by the hand of the wicked can truth be working with vigor;
    But the vessel is filled by what is beauteous alone.

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 Tell me all that thou knowest, and I will thankfully hear it! 
  But wouldst thou give me thyself,-let me, my friend, be excused!

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 Wouldst thou teach me the truth?  Don’t take the trouble!  I wish not,
  Through thee, the thing to observe,-but to see thee through the thing.

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   Thee would I choose as my teacher and friend.  Thy living example
    Teaches me,-thy teaching word wakens my heart unto life.


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