ChatterBank0 min ago
Fountain or Fount?
My wife and I have been arguing about the phrase 'Fountain of all knowledge'. She says it's 'Fount of all knowledge'. Can anyone tell me what the correct phrase is and for a bonus where it originates from?
No best answer has yet been selected by simont. Once a best answer has been selected, it will be shown here.For more on marking an answer as the "Best Answer", please visit our FAQ.
"Reason is natural revelation, whereby the eternal father of light, and fountain of all knowledge, communicates to mankind that portion of truth which he has laid within the reach of their natural facilities."
This quote is from 'An Essay Concerning Human Understanding' by John Locke, the 17th century philosopher. Clearly, he was referring to God.