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Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach

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Biography - Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach:

Austrian writer.
Born: 1830 - Died: 1916
Period:
20th century
19th century
Place of birth: Czech Republic
Czech Republic

"It is wiser to give way!" A sad comment, which only goes to prove that stupidity rules the world.




Translation

Translation

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German
Der Gescheitere giebt nach! Ein unsterbliches Wort. Es begründet die Weltherrschaft der Dummheit.

French
Le plus intelligent capitule! Une histoire sans fin qui explique pourquoi la bêtise gouverne le monde.




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The fundamental cause of the trouble is that in the modern world the stupid are cocksure while the intelligent are full of doubt.




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If you want to improve, be content to be thought foolish and stupid with regard to external things.
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The stupidity of people comes from having an answer for everything. The wisdom of the novel comes from having a question for everything.
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Our greatest stupidities may be very wise.
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To have and not to give is in some cases worse than stealing.
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In all intense joy there is a feeling of gratitude.
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Little evil would be done in the world if evil never could be done in the name of good.
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An aphorism is the last link in a long chain of thought.
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In youth we learn; in age we understand.
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How wise must one be to be always kind.
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