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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
Source: L'Art poétique

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Whatever we well understand we express clearly, and words flow with ease.
Nicolas Boileau-Despréaux - L'Art poétique




Translation  

Translation

(German, French)


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

Nicolas Boileau-Despréaux - L'Art poétique

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

Nicolas Boileau-Despréaux - L'Art poétique




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Nothing but truth is lovely, nothing fair.”
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One can be a hero without ravaging the earth.”
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Often the fear of one evil leads us into a worse.”
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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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But, always ignorant of our own needs,
We ask the heavens for what we need the least.”

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