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Una persona che teme di soffrire, soffre già di quello che teme."

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22:29 Dec 16, 2010
Italian to English translations [Non-PRO]
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Italian term or phrase: Una persona che teme di soffrire, soffre già di quello che teme."
i just want to know what this quote means
howard bridges
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Summary of answers provided
4 +1Any person who is afraid to suffer is sufferiing already because of what he/she fears.Barbara Cochran, MFA
4He who is afraid of suffering, is already suffering from his fears
Cecilia Gowar


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14 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +1
Any person who is afraid to suffer is sufferiing already because of what he/she fears.


Explanation:
In other words, being afraid is a form of suffering.

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Note added at 15 mins (2010-12-16 22:44:21 GMT)
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"Suffering."

Barbara Cochran, MFA
United States
Local time: 03:05
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Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
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agree  David Hollywood: sounds good to me :) with "suffering"
32 mins
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10 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5
He who is afraid of suffering, is already suffering from his fears


Explanation:
This is the original in French:
« Qui craint de souffrir, il souffre déjà de ce qu'il craint. »
It is a quote from Michel de Montaigne.

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Note added at 10 hrs (2010-12-17 09:28:17 GMT)
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http://www.devoir-de-philosophie.com/dissertation-qui-craint...

Cecilia Gowar
United Kingdom
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Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish
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Dec 16, 2010 - Changes made by Noni Gilbert:
Language pairSpanish to English » Italian to English


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