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Michel De Montaigne Quotes

A good marriage would be between a blind wife and a deaf husband.

A man who fears suffering is already suffering from what he fears.

A straight oar looks bent in the water. What matters is not merely that we see things but how we see them.

A wise man never loses anything, if he has himself.

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

Age imprints more wrinkles in the mind than it does on the face.

Ambition is not a vice of little people.

An unattempted lady could not vaunt of her chastity.

An untempted woman cannot boast of her chastity.

Any person of honor chooses rather to lose his honor than to lose his conscience.

Confidence in others' honesty is no light testimony of one's own integrity.

Confidence in the goodness of another is good proof of one's own goodness.

Covetousness is both the beginning and the end of the devil's alphabet - the first vice in corrupt nature that moves, and the last which dies.

Death, they say, acquits us of all obligations.

Even from their infancy we frame them to the sports of love: their instruction, behavior, attire, grace, learning and all their words azimuth only at love, respects only affection. Their nurses and their keepers imprint no other thing in them.

Every man bears the whole stamp of the human condition.

Every one rushes elsewhere and into the future, because no one wants to face one's own inner self.

Fame and tranquility can never be bedfellows.

Few men have been admired of their familiars.

For truly it is to be noted, that children's plays are not sports, and should be deemed as their most serious actions.