Michel de Montaigne quote about knowledge from The Essays of Michel de Montaigne - There is no desire more natural than that of knowledge.
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There is no desire more natural than that of knowledge.
 Michel de Montaigne, The Essays of Michel de Montaigne (1580). copy citation

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Author Michel de Montaigne
Source The Essays of Michel de Montaigne
Topic knowledge desire
Date 1580
Language English
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Note Translated by Charles Cotton
Weblink http://www.gutenberg.org/files/3600/3600-h/3600-h.htm

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“Even as in lawful actions I dislike to employ myself when for such as are displeased at it; so, to say the truth, in unlawful things I do not make conscience enough of employing myself when it is for such as are willing.
CHAPTER XIII——OF EXPERIENCE There is no desire more natural than that of knowledge. We try all ways that can lead us to it; where reason is wanting, we therein employ experience,
«Per varios usus artem experientia fecit, Exemplo monstrante viam,» [«By various trials experience created art, example shewing the way.»” source
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