Sokrates und Alcibiades
Socrates and Alcibiades

Sechs Hölderlin Fragmente Six Hölderlin Fragments


"Why do you, holy Socrates, so revere
This youth? Do you know nothing greater?
Why, as if on gods,
Does your eye rest lovingly on him?”

He who thinks most deeply loves what is most full of life,
Moral philosophy is understood by one who’s seen the world
And in the end, wise men
Incline, often, to Beauty.