Pierre Bayle: No less wit nor less invention

Pierre Bayle

Pierre Bayle (Photo credit: Stifts- och landsbiblioteket i Skara)

There is not less wit nor less invention in applying rightly a thought one finds in a book, than in being the first author of that thought. –Pierre Bayle, philosopher and writer (1647-1706)



Emily Dickinson: Faith

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“Faith” is a fine invention / For gentlemen who see — / But microscopes are prudent / In an emergency. -Emily Dickinson, poet (1830-1886)