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Biography - Denis Diderot:

French philosopher, art critic and writer.
Born: 1713 - Died: 1784
Period:
18th century
Place of birth: France
France

Only the passions, the great passions, can lift the soul to the greatest things.




Translation

Translation

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French
Il n'y a que les passions et les grandes passions, qui puissent élever l'âme aux grandes choses.

German
Nur Leidenschaften, große Leidenschaften, können die Seele zu großen Dingen erheben.




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