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.
Michel Montaigne (1533 - 1592)
Contributed by: Zaady
The old believe everything; the middle-aged suspect everything; the young know everything.
A man is not hurt so much by what happens, as by his opinion of what happens.
There is nothing on which men are commonly more intent than on making a way for their opinions.
I quote others only the better to express myself.
To make a crooked stick straight, we bend it to the contrary way.
Saying is one thing and doing is another.
Truly man is a marvelously vain, diverse, and undulating object. It is hard to found any constant and uniform judgment on him.
A man must be a little mad if he does not want to be even more stupid.
Marriage is like a cage; one sees the birds outside desperate to get in, and those inside desperate to get out
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