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Biography - Theodor W. Adorno:

German philosopher, sociologist, psychologist and composer.
Born: 1903 - Died: 1969
Period:
20th century
Place of birth: Germany
Germany

Love you will find only where you may show yourself weak without provoking strength.



Love you will find only where you may show yourself weak without provoking strength.



Translation

Translation

(French, German)



French
Tu n'es aimé que lorsque tu peux te montrer faible sans provoquer une réaction de force.

German
Geliebt wirst du einzig, wo du schwach dich zeigen darfst, ohne Stärke zu provozieren.




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