Quotation by Michel de Montaigne

The common notions that we find in credit around us and infused into our souls by our fathers' seed, these seem to be the universal and natural ones. Whence it comes to pass that what is off the hinges of custom, people believe to be off the hinges of reason.
Michel de Montaigne (1533–1592), French essayist. "Of Custom, and Not Easily Changing an Accepted Law," The Essays (Les Essais), bk. I, ch. 23, Abel Langelier, Paris (1595).
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