Saturday, April 15, 2023

things not understood............

 Our appetite is irresolute and uncertain:  it does not know how to keep anything or enjoy anything in the right way.  Man, thinking that it is the fault of these things, fills and feeds himself on other things that he does not know and does not understand, to which he applies his desires and his hopes, and which he holds in honor and reverence; as Caesar says, 'it happens by a common vice of nature that we trust more, and fear more violently, things to us unseen, hidden, and unknown'.

-Michel de Montaigne, The Complete Works, Book 1, Chapter 53

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