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Selma Lagerlöf

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Biography - Selma Lagerlöf:

Swedish author and teacher. Nobel Prize in Literature (1909).
Born: 1858 - Died: 1940
Period:
20th century
19th century
Place of birth: Sweden
Sweden

Culture is what remains when one has forgotten everything we had learned.




Translation

Translation

(French, German)



French
La culture est ce qui subsiste, quand on a oublié tout ce qu'on avait appris.

German
Die Kultur ist, was bleibt, wenn man all das, was man gelernt hat, vergessen hat.




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If you want to live in peace with yourself, you have to accept yourself as you are.
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