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Biography - André Gide:

French author.
Born: 1869 - Died: 1951
Period:
20th century
19th century
Place of birth: France
France

We call "happiness" a certain set of circumstances that makes joy possible. But we call joy that state of mind and emotions that needs nothing to feel happy.




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Translation

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French
On appelle bonheur un concours de circonstances qui permette la joie. Mais on appelle joie cet état de l'être qui n'a besoin de rien pour se sentir heureux.




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