Though you have caused me
   great unhappiness,
I will not fault you for it,
but would rather fault myself,
and accept it as my measure,
for it is not you who have
   wronged me,
but I, myself.
What I sought from you
can only be given unasked.
A fool deserves only
   a fool's measure,
but may become wise
   if he not scorn it.
Although no greater fool than I
   may be,
there can be no greater gift
that I might wish to receive
than the knowing of my folly.

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