The Fool’s Reproach

Listen to the fool’s reproach! it is a kingly title!

— William Blake, The Marriage of Heaven and Hell


Montaigne on the Quest after Truth

Agitation and the chase are properly our quarry; we are not excusable if we conduct it badly and irrelevantly; to fail in the catch is another thing. For we are born to quest after truth; to possess it belongs to a greater power.

Essays III.8 (“Of the Art of Discussion”), translated by Donald Frame