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 :: 1533-1592, French Philosopher, Essayist

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A good marriage would be between a blind wife and a deaf husband.
~ Michel Eyquem De Montaigne - [Marriage]

 

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A man should ever be ready booted to take his journey.
~ Michel Eyquem De Montaigne - [Travel and Tourism]

 

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A wise man sees as much as he ought, not as much as he can.
~ Michel Eyquem De Montaigne - [Potential]

 

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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.
~ Michel Eyquem De Montaigne - [Sex]

 

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Age imprints more wrinkles in the mind than it does on the face.
~ Michel Eyquem De Montaigne - [Age and Aging]

 

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All the fame you should look for in life is to have lived it quietly.
~ Michel Eyquem De Montaigne - [Fame]

 

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All the world knows me in my book, and may book in me.
~ Michel Eyquem De Montaigne - [Writers and Writing]

 

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Ambition is not a vice of little people.
~ Michel Eyquem De Montaigne - [Ambition]

 

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An unattempted lady could not vaunt of her chastity.
~ Michel Eyquem De Montaigne - [Chastity]

 

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But sure there is need of other remedies than dreaming, a weak contention of art against nature.
~ Michel Eyquem De Montaigne - [Dreams]

 

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Confidence in another person's virtue is no light evidence of your own.
~ Michel Eyquem De Montaigne - [Confidence]

 

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Death, they say, acquits us of all obligations.
~ Michel Eyquem De Montaigne - [Death and Dying]

 

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Dying is a very dull, dreary affair. My advice to you is to have nothing whatever to do with it.
~ Michel Eyquem De Montaigne - [Death and Dying]

 

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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.
~ Michel Eyquem De Montaigne - [Girls]

 

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Even on the most exalted throne in the world we are only sitting on our own bottom.
~ Michel Eyquem De Montaigne - [Success]

 

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Every abridgement of a good book is a fool abridged.
~ Michel Eyquem De Montaigne - [Books and Reading]

 

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Example is a bright looking-glass, universal and for all shapes to look into.
~ Michel Eyquem De Montaigne - [Example]

 

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Experience has taught me this, that we undo ourselves by impatience. Misfortunes have their life and their limits, their sickness and their health.
~ Michel Eyquem De Montaigne - [Patience]

 

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Few men have been admired of their familiars.
~ Michel Eyquem De Montaigne - [Servants]

 

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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.
~ Michel Eyquem De Montaigne - [Children]

 

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