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Nothing is so firmly believed as that which we least know. Michel de Montaigne

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He who has not a good memory should never take upon himself the trade of lying. Michel de Montaigne

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I see men ordinarily more eager to discover a reason for things than to find out whether the things are so. Michel de Montaigne

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Even on the most exalted throne in the world we are only sitting on our own bottom. Michel de Montaigne

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Wise people are foolish if they cannot adapt to foolish people. Michel de Montaigne

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The greatest thing in the world is to know how to be self-sufficient. Michel de Montaigne

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My life has been filled with terrible misfortune; most of which never happened. Michel de Montaigne

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I know what I am fleeing from, but not what I am in search of. Michel de Montaigne

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If you don't know how to die, don't worry; Nature will tell you what to do on the spot, fully and adequately. She will do this job perfectly for you; don't bother your head about it. Michel de Montaigne

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A wise man sees as much as he ought, not as much as he can. Michel de Montaigne

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I do myself a greater injury in lying that I do him of whom I tell a lie. Michel de Montaigne

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Of all the infirmities we have, the most savage is to despise our being. Michel de Montaigne

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There is no conversation more boring than the one where everybody agrees. Michel de Montaigne

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If there is such a thing as a good marriage, it is because it resembles friendship rather than love. Michel de Montaigne

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Oh senseless man, who cannot possibly make a worm, and yet will make Gods by dozens. Michel de Montaigne

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We can be knowledgeable with other men's knowledge, but we cannot be wise with other men's wisdom. Michel de Montaigne

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My art and profession is to live. Michel de Montaigne

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My reason is not framed to bend or stoop: my knees are. Michel de Montaigne

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The way of the world is to make laws, but follow custom. Michel de Montaigne

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Poverty of goods is easily cured; poverty of the mind is irreparable. Michel de Montaigne

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I prefer the company of peasants because they have not been educated sufficiently to reason incorrectly. Michel de Montaigne

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I want death to find me planting my cabbage Michel de Montaigne

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In the education of children there is nothing like alluring the interest and affection, otherwise you only make so many asses laden with books. Michel de Montaigne

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No wind favors him who has no destined port. Michel de Montaigne

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The soul which has no fixed purpose in life is lost; to be everywhere, is to be nowhere. Michel de Montaigne

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It is good to rub and polish our brain against that of others. Michel de Montaigne

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All the fame you should look for in life is to have lived it quietly. Michel de Montaigne

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It happens as one sees in cages: the birds who are outside despair of ever getting in, and those within are equally desirous of getting out Michel de Montaigne

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Those things that are dearest to us have cost us the most. Michel de Montaigne

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I tell the truth, not as much as I would like to, but as much as I dare. I dare more and more as I grow older. Michel de Montaigne

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The great and glorious masterpiece of man is how to live with purpose. Michel de Montaigne

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Philosophy is doubt. Michel de Montaigne

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It is not death that alarms me, but dying. Michel de Montaigne

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I have never seen a greater monster or miracle than myself. Michel de Montaigne

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Dying is a very dull, dreary affair. My advice to you is to have nothing whatever to do with it. Michel de Montaigne

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It should be noted that children's games are not merely games. One should regard them as their most serious activities. Michel de Montaigne

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The strangest, most generous, and proudest of all virtues is true courage. Michel de Montaigne

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Few men have been admired of their familiars. Michel de Montaigne

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The same reason that makes us chide and brawl and fall out with any of our neighbors, causeth a war to follow between Princes. Michel de Montaigne

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The most unhappy and frail creatures are men and yet they are the proudest. Michel de Montaigne

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He who lives not to others, lives little to himself. Michel de Montaigne

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I quote others in order to better express myself. Michel de Montaigne

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There is no passion so contagious as that of fear. Michel de Montaigne

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He who is not very strong in memory should not meddle with lying. Michel de Montaigne

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I consider myself an average man, except in the fact that I consider myself an average man. Michel de Montaigne

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Who feareth to suffer suffereth already, because he feareth. Michel de Montaigne

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Death, they say, acquits us of all obligations. Michel de Montaigne

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We need very strong ears to hear ourselves judged frankly, and because there are few who can endure frank criticism without being stung by it, those who venture to criticize us perform a remarkable act of friendship, for to undertake to wound or offend a man for his own good is to have a healthy love for him. Michel de Montaigne

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There are some defeats more triumphant than victories. Michel de Montaigne

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Make your educational laws strict and your criminal ones can be gentle; but if you leave youth its liberty you will have to dig dungeons for ages. Michel de Montaigne