Francesco Maria Zanotti

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Francesco Maria Zanotti Cavazzoni (6 January 169225 December 1777) was an Italian philosopher, writer, and commentator on works of art.

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Republished in Opere di Francesco Maria Cavazzoni Zanotti, Volume 5 (1790), p. 272.

  • Un metodo può condurre a conseguenze sempre vere, quantunque esso sia forse derivato da un principio falso.
    • VI.
    • Translation: A method of reasoning may lead to conclusions which are invariably true, even though it start from false premises.
    • Translation reported in Harbottle's Dictionary of quotations French and Italian (1904), p. 432.
  • Chi scrive in una lingua abbondante, è come un uomo che ha molti habiti, altri per usi domestici, altri per prodursi in pubblico, altri per le feste solenni.
    • XI.
    • Translation: He who writes in a rich language is like a man with many suits of clothes, some for home wear, others in which to appear in public, and others for state occasions.
    • Translation reported in Harbottle's Dictionary of quotations French and Italian (1904), p. 271.
  • Una parola o forma di dire non è buona perchè è nel Vocabulario, ma è nel Vocabulario perchè era buona anche prima di esservi.
    • XIX.
    • Translation: A word or a form of speech is not good because it is in the dictionary, but is in the dictionary because it was good before it found its way there.
    • Translation reported in Harbottle's Dictionary of quotations French and Italian (1904), p. 434.

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