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Dickinson, Emily: A siker annak édes (Success is counted sweetest (112) in Hungarian)

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Success is counted sweetest (112) (English)

Success is counted sweetest 
By those who ne'er succeed. 
To comprehend a nectar 
Requires sorest need.

Not one of all the purple host 
Who took the flag to-day 
Can tell the definition, 
So clear, of victory!

As he, defeated, dying,
On whose forbidden ear
The distant strains of triumph
Burst agonized and clear!

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A siker annak édes (Hungarian)

A siker annak édes,
Kit kerül a siker.
Megbecsülni a nektárt,
Ahhoz szomjazni kell.

A vesztesek zászlóinak
Zsákmányolója sem
Tudná úgy körülírni,
Hogy mi a győzelem,

Mint haldokló legyőzött,
Kinek zárt fülibe
A győzelmes rivalgás
Tisztán hasít bele.

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