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Nicolas Boileau-Despréaux

Quote of Nicolas Boileau-Despréaux - Whatever we well understand we express...


Biography - Nicolas Boileau-Despréaux:

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

Whatever we well understand we express clearly, and words flow with ease.




Translation

Translation

(German, French)



German
Was man gut begreift, lässt deutlich sich ausdrücken,
Gar schnell die rechten Worte in den Sinn dir rücken.


French
Ce que l'on conçoit bien, s'énonce clairement,
Et les mots pour le dire arrivent aisément.





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