clarity

A Quote by Alfred North Whitehead on clarity, facts, feeling, ideas, intelligence, sentimentality, study, and superstition

In the study of ideas, it is necessary to remember that insistence on hard-headed clarity issues from sentimental feeling, as it were a mist, cloaking the perplexities of fact. Insistence on clarity at all costs is based on sheer superstition as to the mode in which human intelligence functions. Our reasonings grasp at straws for premises and float on gossamers for deductions.

Alfred Whitehead (1861 - 1947)

Source: J. R. Newman (ed.) The World of Mathematics, New York: Simon and Schuster, 1956.

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A Quote by Alfred the Great on clarity, education, foolishness, life, promotion, understanding, wishes, and world

He promoted the education of the parish clergy and wrote: He seems to me a very foolish man, and very wretched, who will not increase his understanding while he is in the world, and ever wish and long to reach that endless life where all shall be made clear.

Alfred the Great (849 - 899)

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A Quote by Alfred North Whitehead on clarity and world

Algebra is the intellectual instrument which has been created for rendering clear the quantitative aspects of the world.

Alfred Whitehead (1861 - 1947)

Source: The Organisation of Thought

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A Quote by Alexander Pope on action, clarity, faith, friendship, honor, losing, privacy, promises, sincerity, soul, and truth

Statesman, yet friend to truth! of soul sincere, In action faithful, and in honour clear; Who broke no promise, serv'd no private end, Who gain'd no title, and who lost no friend.

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

Source: Epistle to Mr. Addison. Line 67.

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A Quote by Alexander Pope on art, chance, clarity, direction, evil, good, harmony, nature, pride, reason, truth, and understanding

All nature is but art, unknown to thee; All chance, direction, which thou canst not see; All discord, harmony not understood; All partial evil, universal good; And spite of pride, in erring reason's spite, One truth is clear, Whatever is, is right.

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

Source: Essay on Man. Epistle i. Line 289.

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A Quote by Albert Camus on clarity, life, meaning, and questions

It was previously a question of finding out whether or not life had to have a meaning to be lived. It now becomes clear, on the contrary, that it will be lived all the better if it has no meaning.

Albert Camus (1913 - 1960)

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A Quote by Albert Camus on charm, clarity, and questions

You know what charm is: a way of getting the answer yes without having asked any clear question.

Albert Camus (1913 - 1960)

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A Quote by Aitken on clarity, harmony, and zen

Koan. A presentation of the harmony of the Universal and the Particular; a theme of Zazen to be made clear. A classic Mondo, or a Zen story.

Aitken

Source: a Zen teaching, 1993

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