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Biography - F. Scott Fitzgerald:

American novelist and short story writer.
Born: 1896 - Died: 1940
Period:
20th century
19th century
Place of birth: United States
United States

The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in mind at the same time and still retain the ability to function.




Translation

Translation

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French
La marque d'une intelligence de premier ordre, c'est la capacité d'avoir deux idées opposées présentes à l'esprit, en même temps, et de ne pas cesser de fonctionner pour autant.

German
Die wahre Prüfung einer erstklassigen Intelligenz ist die Fähigkeit zwei gegensätzliche Ideen im Kopf zu behalten und weiter zu funktionieren.




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