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Biography - Edward Gibbon:

English historian, writer and Member of Parliament.
Born: 1841 - Died: 1919
Period:
20th century
19th century
Place of birth: United Kingdom
United Kingdom

Every man who rises above the common level has received two educations: the first from his teachers; the second, more personal and important, from himself.




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Translation

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French
Tout homme reçoit deux sortes d'éducation: l'une qui lui est donnée par les autres, et l'autre, beaucoup plus importante, qu'il se donne à lui même.

German
Jede Person hat zwei Erziehungen: die eine, die sie von anderen erhält, und die andere, die wichtigere, die sie sich selbst gibt.




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