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Hier stehe, ich kann nicht anders

English translation: Here I stand; I can do none other

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19:26 Sep 28, 2000
German to English translations [PRO]
Art/Literary - Idioms / Maxims / Sayings
German term or phrase: Hier stehe, ich kann nicht anders
martin luther said it
risa
English translation:Here I stand; I can do none other
Explanation:

You might find a better translation, but hardly a better source:
Martin Luther King Day Quotes; Letter from Birmingham Jail (April 1963):|
(Quoting his namesake Martin Luther:)

"Here I stand; I can do none other so help me God."

AltaVista (English ) +"martin luther" +"here I stand" 1,008 pages found

BTH you need one more ich in the German sentence, just before the comma. :)

HTH Tom,
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nalit: Here I am, I cannot act in any other way.
Muhammad Riedinger
naHere I stand; I can do none other
Tom Funke


  

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Here I stand; I can do none other


Explanation:

You might find a better translation, but hardly a better source:
Martin Luther King Day Quotes; Letter from Birmingham Jail (April 1963):|
(Quoting his namesake Martin Luther:)

"Here I stand; I can do none other so help me God."

AltaVista (English ) +"martin luther" +"here I stand" 1,008 pages found

BTH you need one more ich in the German sentence, just before the comma. :)

HTH Tom,



    Reference: http://grove.ufl.edu/~leo/mlk.html
Tom Funke
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19 mins
lit: Here I am, I cannot act in any other way.


Explanation:
in the historical context of this saying, he meant, he had to follow the dictates of his conscience, viz. breaking away from the Catholic Church.

Muhammad Riedinger
Pakistan
Local time: 20:41
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Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman

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Changes made by editors
Nov 4, 2005 - Changes made by Marcus Malabad:
Term asked\"Hier stehe, ich kann nicht anders.\" » Hier stehe, ich kann nicht anders
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