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Biography - Denis Diderot:

French philosopher, art critic and writer.
Born: 1713 - Died: 1784
Period:
18th century
Place of birth: France
France

One can demand of me that I seek truth, but not that I must find it.




Translation

Translation

(French, German)



French
On doit exiger de moi que je cherche la vérité, mais non que je la trouve.

German
Man soll von mir verlangen, dass ich die Wahrheit suche, aber nicht, dass ich sie finde.




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Believe those who are seeking the truth; doubt those who find it.




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