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Niccolo Machiavelli

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Biography - Niccolo Machiavelli:

Italian diplomat, politician, philosopher, humanist and writer.
Born: 1469 - Died: 1527
Period:
16th century
15th century
Place of birth: Italy
Italy

There are three kinds of intelligence: one kind understands things for itself, the other appreciates what others can understand, the third understands neither for itself nor through others. This first kind is excellent, the second good, and the third kind useless.




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French
Il y a trois sortes d'esprit. Les uns entendent par eux-mêmes ; les autres comprennent tout ce qu'on leur montre ; et quelques uns n'entendent, ni par eux, ni par autrui. Les premiers sont excellents, les seconds sont bons, et les derniers inutiles.

German
Es gibt drei Arten der Intelligenz: die eine versteht alles von selber, die zweite vermag zu begreifen, was andere erkennen, und die dritte begreift weder von selber noch mit Hilfe anderer.




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