This notion [skepticism] is more clearly understood by asking "What do I know?"
Michel Montaigne (1533 - 1592)
Contributed by: Zaady
Our wisdom and deliberation for the most part follow the lead of chance.
Few men have been admired by their own households.
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.
Every man bears the whole stamp of the human condition.
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