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    Michel de Montaigne
    “The greatest thing in the world is to know how to belong to oneself.”
    Michel de Montaigne, The Complete Essays

  • #2
    Michel de Montaigne
    “I speak the truth, not so much as I would, but as much as I dare; and I dare a little more as I grow older.”
    Michel de Montaigne

  • #3
    Michel de Montaigne
    “I do not care so much what I am to others as I care what I am to myself.”
    Michel de Montaigne

  • #4
    Michel de Montaigne
    “The most certain sign of wisdom is cheerfulness. ”
    Michel de Montaigne

  • #5
    Michel de Montaigne
    “Learned we may be with another man's learning: we can only be wise with wisdom of our own.”
    Michel de Montaigne, The Complete Essays

  • #6
    Michel de Montaigne
    “To forbid us anything is to make us have a mind for it.”
    Michel de Montaigne, Montaigne: Essays

  • #7
    Michel de Montaigne
    “I prefer the company of peasants because they have not been educated sufficiently to reason incorrectly.”
    Michel de Montaigne

  • #8
    Michel de Montaigne
    “He who fears he shall suffer, already suffers what he fears.”
    Michel de Montaigne, The Complete Essays

  • #9
    Michel de Montaigne
    “Nothing fixes a thing so intensely in the memory as the wish to forget it.”
    Michel de Montaigne

  • #10
    Michel de Montaigne
    “To compose our character is our duty, not to compose books, and to win, not battles and provinces, but order and tranquility in our conduct. Our great and glorious masterpiece is to live appropriately. All other things, ruling, hoarding, building, are only little appendages and props, at most.”
    Michel de Montaigne

  • #11
    Michel de Montaigne
    “Man is certainly stark mad; he cannot make a worm, and yet he will be making gods by dozens.”
    Michel de Montaigne, The Complete Essays

  • #12
    Michel de Montaigne
    “My art and profession is to live.”
    Michel de Montaigne



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