Presumption is our natural and original malady. The most vulnerable and frail of all creatures is man, and at the same time the most arrogant.
Michel de Montaigne
Michel de Montaigne (1533–1592), French essayist. “Apology For Raymond Sebond,” The Essays (Les Essais), bk. II, ch. 12, Simon Millanges, Bordeaux, first edition (1580).