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

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Few men have been admired of their familiars.

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After mature deliberation of counsel, the good Queen to establish a rule and immutable example unto all posterity, for the moderation and required modesty in a lawful marriage, ordained the number of six times a day as a lawful, necessary and competent limit.

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Obstinacy is the sister of constancy, at least in vigor and stability.

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He who lives not to others, lives little to himself.

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Whether you find satisfaction in life depends not on your tale of years, but on your will.

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True it is that she who escapeth safe and unpolluted from out the school of freedom, giveth more confidence of herself than she who comet sound out of the school of severity and restraint.

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Of all the infirmities we have, the most savage is to despise our being.

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The soul which has no fixed purpose in life is lost; to be everywhere, is to be nowhere.

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The great and glorious masterpiece of man is how to live with purpose.

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The same reason that makes us chide and brawl and fall out with any of our neighbors, causeth a war to follow between Princes.

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