Since I would rather make of him [the child] an able man than a learned man, I would also urge that care be taken to Choose a guide [tutor] with a well-made rather than a well-filled head.
Michel Montaigne (1533 - 1592)
Contributed by: Zaady
Ambition is not a vice of little people.
He who establishes his argument by noise and command shows that his reason is weak.
Virtue can have naught to do with ease. . . . It craves a steep and thorny path.
The greatest thing in the world is to know how to belong to oneself.
A man of understanding has lost nothing, if he has himself.
A man must keep a little back shop where he can be himself without reserve. In solitude alone can he know true freedom.
We must reserve a back shop all our own entirely free, in which to establish our real liberty and our principal retreat and solitude.
I speak the truth, not my fill of it, but as much as I dare speak, and I dare to do so a little more as I grow old.
Their [the Skeptics'] way of speaking is: "I settle nothing. . . . I do not understand it. . . . Nothing seems true that may not seem false." Their sacramental word is . . . , which is to say, I suspend my judgment.
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