Endre Ady : The Best Person (A legjobb ember)

I am entirely full of
Fear, full of weakness, full of love.
I’m a coward:
I am the best living person.

If I plan, time reveals my plan,
If I hate, my hate fades away,
If I get mad,
I will be mad until my death.

In cowardice and in madness,
Nobody glowed any better,
And when I love,
I am the greatest one in love.

If I have doubts, they will be gone,
Silence, if comes, is my cradle,
When I must go,
If asked to go, then I will go.

I can believe, await and cheat,
What I lack is to want something,
And without doubt,
I will die magnificently.
Translated by: Maria Bencsath