The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from Egmont by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe:|
ourselves for thousands, it becomes us no less to spare ourselves for
Egmont. He who spares himself becomes an object of suspicion ever to
Orange. He who is sure of his own motives can, with confidence, advance
Egmont. Your own act will render certain the evil that you dread.
Orange. Wisdom and courage alike prompt us to meet an inevitable evil.
Egmont. When the danger is imminent the faintest hope should be taken
Orange We have not the smallest footing left; we are on the very brink of