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Montaigne

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

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I quote others in order to better express myself.

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I prefer the company of peasants because they have not been educated sufficiently to reason incorrectly.

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Have you known how to take rest? You have done more than he who hath taken empires and cities.

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Oh senseless man, who cannot possibly make a worm, and yet will make Gods by dozens.

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One may disavow and disclaim vices that surprise us, and whereto our passions transport us; but those which by long habits are rooted in a strong and powerful will are not subject to contradiction. Repentance is but a denying of our will, and an opposition of our fantasies.

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Publicidad

Scratching is one of nature's sweetest gratifications, and the one nearest at hand.

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I conceive that pleasures are to be avoided if greater pains be the consequence, and pains to be coveted that will terminate in greater pleasures.

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It is easier to write an indifferent poem than to understand a good one.

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Once you have decided to keep a certain pile, it is no longer yours; for you can't spend it.

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

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