Quotes: exactness

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  • François Fénelon
    François Fénelon
    French Writer 1651-1715
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    Exactness and neatness in moderation is a virtue, but carried to extremes narrows the mind.
  • Hugh Blair
    Hugh Blair
    Scottish minister of religion, author and rhetorician 1718-1800
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    The great standard of literature as to purity and exactness of style is the Bible.
  • Aristotle
    Aristotle
    Greek philosopher 384 BC - 322 BC
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    It is the mark of an instructed mind to rest satisfied with the degree of precision which the nature of the subject admits and not to seek exactness when only an approximation of the truth is possible.
  • René Daumal
    René Daumal
    French spiritual para-surrealist writer and poet 1908-1944
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    Words are made for a certain exactness of thought, as tears are for a certain degree of pain. What is least distinct cannot be named; what is clearest is unutterable.
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