I have here only made a nosegay of culled flowers, and have brought nothing of my own but the thread that ties them together.
Michel Montaigne (1533 - 1592)
Contributed by: Zaady
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.
This notion [skepticism] is more clearly understood by asking "What do I know?"
Our wisdom and deliberation for the most part follow the lead of chance.
Few men have been admired by their own households.
A noble farce, wherein kinds, republics, and emperors have for so many ages played their parts, and to which the whole vast universe serves for a theatre.
Source: Of the Most Excellent Men.
are, at most, but inconsiderable props and appendages.
Let us a little permit Nature to take her own way; she better understands her own affairs than we.
The clearest sign of wisdom is continued cheerfulness.
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