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Nicolas Boileau-Despréaux

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Biography - Nicolas Boileau-Despréaux:

French poet and critic.
Born: 1636 - Died: 1711
Period:
18th century
17th century
Place of birth: France
France

Nothing but truth is lovely, nothing fair.




Translation

Translation

(French, German)



French
Rien n'est plus beau que le vrai; le vrai seul est aimable.

German
Nichts ist so schön wie das Wahre; das Wahre allein ist liebenswert.




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The language of truth is simple.
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Conformity of the intellect to the things.
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Seek to be counselled, seek not to be praised.
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Who lives content with little possesses everything.
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