Quotation by Michel de Montaigne

We call contrary to nature what happens contrary to custom; nothing is anything but according to nature, whatever it may be, Let this universal and natural reason drive out of us the error and astonishment that novelty brings us.
Michel de Montaigne (1533–1592), French essayist. "Of A Monstrous Child," The Essays (Les Essais), bk. II, ch. 30, Abel Langelier, Paris (1595).
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