Meet us on:
Entire Site
    Try our fun game

    Dueling book covers…may the best design win!

    Random Quote
    "I never dared to be radical when young For fear it would make me conservative when old."

    Subscribe to Our Newsletter

    Follow us on Twitter

    Never miss a good book again! Follow Read Print on Twitter


    by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
    • Rate it:
    Launch Reading Mode
    To break one's word is pleasure-fraught,

    To do one's duty gives a smart;
    While man, alas! will promise nought,

    That is repugnant to his heart.

    Using some magic strains of yore,

    Thou lurest him, when scarcely calm,
    On to sweet folly's fragile bark once more,

    Renewing, doubling chance of harm.

    Why seek to hide thyself from me?

    Fly not my sight--be open then!
    Known late or early it must be,

    And here thou hast thy word again.

    My duty is fulfill'd to-day,

    No longer will I guard thee from surprise;
    But, oh, forgive the friend who from thee turns away,

    And to himself for refuge flies!

    If you're writing a Farewell essay and need some advice, post your Johann Wolfgang von Goethe essay question on our Facebook page where fellow bookworms are always glad to help!

    Top 5 Authors

    Top 5 Books

    Book Status
    Want to read

    Are you sure you want to leave this group?