A Quote by Sir Christopher Wren on beauty, confusion, respect, rules, variety, and vices

In things to be seen at once, much variety makes confusion, another vice of beauty. In things that are not seen at once, and have no respect one to another, great variety is commendable, provided this variety transgress not the rules of optics and geometry.

Sir Christopher Wren (1632 - 1723)

Source: W.H. Auden and L. Kronenberger The Viking Book of Aphorisms, New York: Viking Press, 1966.

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