There are some defeats more triumphant than victories.
Michel Montaigne (1533 - 1592)
Contributed by: Zaady
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.
Of all the infirmities we have, the most savage is to despise our being.
When all is summed up, a man never speaks of himself without loss; his accusations of himself are always believed; his praises never.
My trade and my art is living.
Everyone recognizes me in my book, and my book in me.
The souls of emperors and cobblers are cast in the same mould. . . . The same reason that makes us wrangle with a neighbour causes a war betwixt princes.
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