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1533-1592. Michel Eyquem de Montaigne. French philosopher and essayist.

Books by Montaigne

There is no pleasure to me without communication: there is not so much as a sprightly thought comes into my mind that it does not grieve me to have produced alone, and that I have no one to tell it to.

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Man is stark mad; he cannot make a flea, and yet he will be making gods by the dozens.

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

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Since we cannot attain unto it, let us revenge ourselves with railing against it.

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It is not the want, but rather abundance that creates avarice.

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My art and profession is to live.

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The finest lives in my opinion are the common model, without miracle and without extravagance.

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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.

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Who does not in some sort live to others, does not live much to himself.

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

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