A Quote by Pierre Bayle on authors, books, happiness, inventions, talent, thought, and wit

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. Cardinal du Perron has been heard to say that the happy application of a verse of Virgil has deserved a talent.

Pierre Bayle (1647 - 1706)

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