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Biography - John Locke:

English philosopher and physician.
Born: 1632 - Died: 1704
Period:
18th century
17th century
Place of birth: United Kingdom
United Kingdom

There is frequently more to be learned from the unexpected questions of a child than the discourses of men.




Translation

Translation

(French, German)



French
Il y a plus à apprendre dans les questions inattendues des enfants, que dans les discours des hommes.

German
Man kann zuweilen aus den unerwarteten Fragen eines Kindes mehr lernen als aus den Unterredungen mancher Männer.




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To be, or not to be, that is the question.
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