„You cannot possess the truth, you can only search for it.“

La vérité ne se possède pas, elle se cherche.
[Albert Jacquard, Petite philosophie à l'usage des non-philosophes, Quebec Livres, 1997, 2920596179].

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La vérité ne se possède pas, elle se cherche.

Ultimo aggiornamento 22 Maggio 2020. Storia
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