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Biography - Paul Valéry:

French poet, essayist and philosopher.
Born: 1871 - Died: 1945
Period:
20th century
19th century
Place of birth: France
France

A very dangerous state of mind: thinking one understands.




Translation

Translation

(French, German)



French
Un état bien dangereux : croire comprendre.

German
Ein recht gefährlicher Zustand: zu verstehen glauben.




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Quotes for: to understand


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