Helvetius On The Worth Of Critics & Reviewers


“Among the moderns, we have seen philosophers without strength, grace, and even clearness of expression, obtain great reputation. The obscurity of their writings, may, for some time, condemn them to oblivion, but at length they rise from it; there, sooner or later, appears a penetrating mind, which seizing the truths contained in their works, frees them from the obscurity with which they are covered, and clearly explains them. A genius like this, shares with the inventors the merit and glory of their discoveries.”  — Helvetius

Couldn’t have put it better myself.


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