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Charles de Montesquieu

Quote of Charles de Montesquieu - I have never known any distress...


Biography - Charles de Montesquieu:

French man of letters and political philosopher.
Born: 1689 - Died: 1755
Period:
18th century
17th century
Place of birth: France
France

I have never known any distress that an hour's reading did not relieve.




Translation

Translation

(French, German)



French
Je n'ai jamais eu de chagrin qu'une heure de lecture n'ait dissipé.

German
Ich habe nie einen Kummer gekannt, den nicht eine Stunde Lesen zu lindern vermocht hätte.




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