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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:9314
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]
 

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