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“el placer da lo que la sabiduría promete"

English translation: Pleasure gives what wisdom promises

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Spanish term or phrase:el placer da lo que la sabiduría promete
English translation:Pleasure gives what wisdom promises
Entered by: Rafa Lombardino
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13:35 Aug 9, 2006
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Spanish term or phrase: “el placer da lo que la sabiduría promete"
This is a quote by Voltaire apparently, does anyone know the exact translation please? I can work out what it should be but need the exact words. Thanks
SarahClarkG
Local time: 13:43
Pleasure gives what wisdom promises
Explanation:
Since the original was in French, I believe there would be several variations in English and any other language the concept was translated into. All sources I found talk about the idea, without displaying the exact quote. Therefore I'd suggest:

"Pleasure gives what wisdom promises"


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Rafa Lombardino
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Local time: 04:43
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3 +2Pleasure gives what wisdom promises
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el placer da lo que la sabiduría promete
Pleasure gives what wisdom promises


Explanation:
Since the original was in French, I believe there would be several variations in English and any other language the concept was translated into. All sources I found talk about the idea, without displaying the exact quote. Therefore I'd suggest:

"Pleasure gives what wisdom promises"


Tip: Use Google to search for
"pleasure * wisdom" voltaire

Rafa Lombardino
United States
Local time: 04:43
Native speaker of: Native in PortuguesePortuguese, Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 4
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