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Montaigne

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

Books by Montaigne

All the world knows me in my book, and may book in me.

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Few men have been admired of their familiars.

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

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We endeavor more that men should speak of us, than how and what they speak, and it sufficeth us that our name run in men's mouths, in what manner soever. It stemma that to be known is in some sort to have life and continuance in other men's keeping.

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It is the part of cowardliness, and not of virtue, to seek to squat itself in some hollow lurking hole, or to hide herself under some massive tomb, thereby to shun the strokes of fortune.

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

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The honor of the conquest is rated by the difficulty.

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Princes give me sufficiently if they take nothing from me, and do me much good if they do me no hurt; it is all I require of them.

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

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

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