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

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Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel

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. 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."

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