Although our intellect always longs for clarity and certainty, our nature often finds uncertainty fascinating.
Karl von Clausewitz, in A Reader in International Relations and Political Theory, p.150
Perhaps his greatest intellectual virtue was his unremitting adherence to clarity and to rational argument. His work is without allusions ...
My definition of elegance is the achievement of a given functionality with a minimum of mechanism and a maximum of clarity.
It is still not enough for language to have clarity and content... it must also have a goal and an imperative. Otherwise from language we descend to chatter, from chatter to babble and from babble to confusion .
I have assimilated Western thought and its clarity, but, in fact, I am solidly rooted in the passive Eastern nature and remain rebellious to any action.
I experience a period of frightening clarity in those moments when nature is so beautiful. I am no longer sure of myself, and the paintings appear as in a dream.
My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness .
Children are remarkable for their intelligence and ardor, for their curiosity, their intolerance of shams, the clarity and ruthlessness of their vision .
Simplicity, clarity, singleness, these are the attributes that give our lives power and vividness and joy as they are also the marks of great art. They seem to be the purpose of God for his whole creation.
Natural, reckless, correct skill; yesterday's clarity is today's stupidity. The universe has dark and light, entrust oneself to change. One time, shade the eyes and gaze afar at the road of heaven.
Thus, if the clarity of our thoughts comes through better in a play of words, then the wordplay is good. One must know how to enter the ideas of others and how to leave them.
To follow implies not only the denying of one's own clarity, investigation, integrity and honesty , but it also implies that your motive in following, your motive is a reward .
For me the greatest beauty always lies in the greatest clarity.
Christian action in the world will not be sustained or carried on in an intelligent and effective manner unless it is supported by doctrinal convictions that have achieved some degree of clarity.
Perfect clarity would profit the intellect but damage the will.Blaise Pascal
Clarity of mind means clarity of passion, too; this is why a great and clear mind loves ardently and sees distinctly what he loves.
When the defects of others are perceived with so much clarity, it is because one possesses them oneself.
There their naked understanding is in penetrated with eternal clarity as the air is penetrated by the light of the sun .
A man's clarity of judgment is never very good when you're involved, and as you grow older, and as you grow more involved, your clarity of judgement suffers .
Four basic premises of writing: clarity, brevity, simplicity, and humanity.
The diamond-like clarity of the materials can only have come from being written by someone deeply inspired at the time and being later polished with care.
Profundity of thought belongs to youth, clarity of thought to old age.