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Do not assume that she who seeks to comfort you now, lives untroubled among the simple and quiet words that sometimes do you good. Her life may also have much sadness and difficulty, that remains far beyond yours. Were it otherwise, she would never have been able to find these words.  - Rainer Maria Rilke
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Variant translation: "If your everyday life appears to be unworthy subject matter, do not complain to life. Complain to yourself. Lament that you are not poet enough to call up its wealth. For the creative artist there is no poverty" - Letters to a Young Poet (1934)

Rainer Maria Rilke
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Born: December 4, 1875

Died: December 29, 1926 (aged 51)

Nationality: German

Occupation: Poet, novelist

Bio: René Karl Wilhelm Johann Josef Maria Rilke, better known as Rainer Maria Rilke, was a Bohemian-Austrian poet. He is considered one of the most significant poets in the German language.

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