"The active pursuit of truth is our proper business. We have no excuse for conducting it badly or unfittingly. But failing to capture our prey is another matter. For we are born to quest after it; to possess it belongs to a greater power. Truth is not, as Democritus said, hidden in the depths of the abyss, but situated rather at an infinite height in the divine understanding. The world is but a school of inquiry."
"The value of life lies not in the length of days, but in the use
we make of them; one may live long yet live very little."
- Michel de Montaigne