Quotation by Michel de Montaigne

Now, since our condition accommodates things to itself, and transforms them according to itself, we no longer know things in their reality; for nothing comes to us that is not altered and falsified by our Senses. When the compass, the square, and the rule are untrue, all the calculations drawn from them, all the buildings erected by their measure, are of necessity also defective and out of plumb. The uncertainty of our senses renders uncertain everything that they produce.
Michel de Montaigne (1533–1592), French essayist. "Apology for Raimund Sebond," p. 48, The Essays of Montaigne, vol. II, trans. by E.J. Trechmann, Oxford University Press, New York and London (n.d.).

Unreliability of the senses makes everything uncertain.
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