An able reader often discovers in other people’s writings perfections beyond those that the author put in or perceived, and lends them richer meanings and aspects.
Michel de Montaigne
Michel de Montaigne (1533–1592), French essayist. “Various Outcomes of the Same Plan,” The Essays (Les Essais), bk. I, ch. 24, Simon Millanges, Bordeaux, first edition (1580).