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23:31 Feb 21, 2005
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German to English translations [PRO]
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German term or phrase: Die eigene Existenz bewußt leben, um sich selbst zu erkennen
As before, from list of managers' mottos in company profile. If anyone knows of a "received" translation for this saying, I'd love to hear it. I have whizzed through a few proverb sites on Google to no avail and am quite happy to translate it if there isn't already a set translation, but I thought I'd check first.
TIA
Claire Cox
United Kingdom
Local time: 03:18
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3 +1To go beyond yourself, you must first know yourselfCaroline Bentley
3my own suggestionezbounty@aol.co
3Man know thyself [ then thou shalt know the Universe and god] - Pythagoras
Johanna Timm, PhD


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Die eigene Existenz bewußt leben, um sich selbst zu erkennen
Man know thyself [ then thou shalt know the Universe and god] - Pythagoras


Explanation:
maybe this would work?

Johanna Timm, PhD
Canada
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7 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5 peer agreement (net): +1
Die eigene Existenz bewußt leben, um sich selbst zu erkennen
To go beyond yourself, you must first know yourself


Explanation:
translation of a German proverb - sound good, although not an exact translation of your proverb

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Note added at 7 hrs 59 mins (2005-02-22 07:31:23 GMT)
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I meant: sounds good!


    Reference: http://cosmicledger.com/wisdom/practice.html
Caroline Bentley
Germany
Local time: 04:18
Native speaker of: English

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1 day6 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5
Die eigene Existenz bewußt leben, um sich selbst zu erkennen
my own suggestion


Explanation:
In order to know yourself, you must first live your own reality fully conscious

or

to know oneself, one has to live ones life with full awareness



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Local time: 20:18
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