„By several proofs experience art has made,
Example being guide.“
Per varios usus artem experientia fecit, Exemplo monstrante viam.

— Marcus Manilius, Book I, line 61. Quoted by Michel de Montaigne in Essays, Vol. III, Ch. 13 (tr. Charles Cotton). Variant translation: Experience, after many trials, perfected the art, example showing the way.

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