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Michel de Montaigne

“ I once took pleasure some place in seeing men, through piety, take a vow of ignorance, as of chastity, poverty, penitence. It is also castrating our disorderly appetites, to blunt that cupidity that pricks us on to the study of books, and to deprive the soul of that voluptuous complacency which tickles us with the notion of being learned.”


Michel Eyquem de Montaigne, The Essays of Michel Eyquem de Montaigne
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The Essays of Michel Eyquem de Montaigne The Essays of Michel Eyquem de Montaigne by Michel de Montaigne
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