Readiness to believe anything – ignorance and conviction

It is not perhaps without good reason
that we attribute to simple-mindedness a readiness to believe anything
and to ignorance the readiness to be convinced,
for I think I was once taught that a belief is like an impression stamped on our soul.

Michel de Montaigne
Portrait of Michel de Montaigne, circa unknown.jpg

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Next: Looking at Lord of Montaigne – ancient and present words


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About Marcus Ampe

Retired dancer, choreographer, choreologist Founder of the Dance impresario office and archive: Danscontact-Dansarchief plus the Association for Bible scholars, the Lifestyle magazines "Stepping Toes" and "From Guestwriters" and creator of the site "Messiah for all". - Gepensioneerd danser, choreograaf, choreoloog. Stichter van Danscontact-Dansarchief plus van de Vereniging voor Bijbelvorsers, de Lifestyle magazines "Stepping Toes" en "From Guestwriters" en maker van de site "Messiah for all".
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