In the education of children there is nothing like alluring the interest and affection, otherwise you only make so many asses laden with books.
Michel Montaigne (1533 - 1592)
Contributed by: Zaady
He who would teach men to die would teach them to live.
It is a thorny undertaking, and more so than it seems, to follow a movement so wandering as that of our mind, to penetrate the opaque depths of its innermost folds, to pick out and immobilize the innumerable flutterings that agitate it.
Source: Essays II, 1580
Those who have compared our life to a dream were right. . . . We sleeping wake and waking sleep.
The easy, gentle, and sloping path . . . is not the path of true virtue. It demands a rough and thorny road.
To philosophize is to doubt.
We have more poets than judges and interpreters of poetry. It is easier to write an indifferent poem than to understand a good one.
Since we cannot match it let us take our revenge by abusing it.
How many valiant men we have seen to survive their own reputation!
Nothing fixes a thing so intensely in the memory as the wish to forget it.
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