Quotation by Michel de Montaigne

Great authors, when they write about causes, adduce not only those they think are true but also those they do not believe in, provided they have some originality and beauty. They speak truly and usefully enough if they speak ingeniously.
Michel de Montaigne (1533–1592), French essayist. "Of Coaches," The Essays (Les Essais), bk. III, ch. 6, Abel Langelier, Paris (1588).
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