Between the demand to be clear, and the temptation to be obscure, impossible to decide which deserves more respect  

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Between the demand to be clear, and the temptation to be obscure, impossible to decide which deserves more respect is a dictum by Emil Cioran from Anathemas and Admirations.

French

The original French reads "Entre l'exigence d'être clair et la tentation d'être obscur, impossible de décider laquelle mérite le plus d'égards."

Dutch

"Tussen de eis om duidelijk te zijn, en de verleiding om vaag te zijn, is het onmogelijk te beslissen wat meer respect verdient"

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