Friedrich Schiller

10 November 1759 – 9 May 1805 / Marbach, Württemberg

My Antipathy

I have a heartfelt aversion for crime,--a twofold aversion,
Since 'tis the reason why man prates about virtue so much.
"What! thou hatest, then, virtue?"--I would that by all it were practised,
So that, God willing, no man ever need speak of it more.
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