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9314 Mihel Eyquem

AUTHOR:Michel Eyquem, seigneur de Montaigne (1533–1592)
QUOTATION:We are born to inquire after truth; it belongs to a greater power to possess it. It is not, as Democritus said, hid in the bottom of the deeps, but rather elevated to an infinite height in the divine knowledge. 1
ATTRIBUTION:Book iii. Chap. viii. Of the Art of Conversation.
Note 1.
Lactantius: Divin. Instit. iii. 28. [back]