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Honore de Balzac

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Biography - Honore de Balzac:

French novelist and playwright.
Born: 1799 - Died: 1850
Period:
19th century
18th century
Place of birth: France
France

And wisdom in life is perhaps to ask for anything, why?




Translation

Translation

(French, German)



French
Et la sagesse dans la vie consiste peut-être à se demander à tout propos : Pourquoi ?

German
Und die Weisheit im Leben besteht vielleicht in der Frage: Warum?




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

A prudent question is one-half of wisdom.

The novelist teaches the reader to comprehend the world as a question. There is wisdom and tolerance in that attitude. In a world built on sacrosanct certainties the novel is dead.




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