The clearest sign of wisdom is continued cheerfulness.
Michel Montaigne (1533 - 1592)
Contributed by: Zaady
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.
Ambition is not a vice of little people.
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.
Every man bears the whole stamp of the human condition.
There are some defeats more triumphant than victories.
For truth itself does not have the privilege to be employed at any time and in every way; its use, noble as it is, has its circumscriptions and limits.
Men are most apt to believe what they least understand.
A man of understanding has lost nothing, if he has himself.
Virtue can have naught to do with ease. . . . It craves a steep and thorny path.
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