I have seen no more evident monstrosity and miracle in the world than myself.
Michel Montaigne (1533 - 1592)
Contributed by: Zaady
I do not speak the minds of others except to speak my own mind better.
There is no man so good that if he placed all his actions and thoughts under the scrutiny of the laws, he would not deserve hanging ten times in his life.
Live as long as you please, you will strike nothing off the time you will have to spend dead.
There is no conversation more boring than the one where everybody agrees.
There never were in the world two opinions alike, no more than two hairs or two grains; the most universal quality is diversity.
Let us give Nature a chance; she knows her business better than we do.
I have here only made a nosegay of culled flowers, and have brought nothing of my own but the thread that ties them together.
No wind serves him who addresses his voyage to no certain port.
Source: Essays, 1588.
I find that the best goodness I have has some tincture of vice.
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