A man is not hurt so much by what happens, as by his opinion of what happens.
Michel Montaigne (1533 - 1592)
Contributed by: Zaady
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.
True it is that she who escapeth safe and unpolluted from out of the school of freedom, giveth more confidence of herself than she who cometh sound out of the school of severity and restraint.
Of all the infirmities we have, the most savage is to despise our being.
Marriage is like a cage; one sees the birds outside desperate to get in, and those inside desperate to get out
Marriage may be compared to a cage: the birds outside frantic to get in and those inside frantic to get out.
Source: Essays (popular version)
It (marriage) happens as with cages; the birds without despair to get in, and those within despair of getting out.
Source: Essays, Book III
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