Zitat von Kennedy ins Englische übersetzen?

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When,if not now? Were, if not here? Who, if not us?

"If not us, who. If not now, when?"

Nicht, dass ich es nicht übersetzen könnte. Aber ein Zitat muss Buchstabe für Buchstabe stimmen. Daher übersetzt man es nicht wieder ins Original zurück, sondern muss es suchen. Gefunden habe ich z.B. hier:


Undetermined quotation: "If not us, who. If not now, when?" This quotation has been attributed to Robert F. Kennedy, but we have not found any written confirmation of this fact, although many individuals have stated that they heard him say it at various times. There are several translations of the original quotation, a saying of the Rabbi Hillel from the Pirkay Avot, a book of the Mishnah, the first part of the Talmud. Here is one translation: "If I am not for myself, who will be for me? And if I am only for myself, what am I? And if not now -- when?"

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