There is nothing on which men are commonly more intent than on making a way for their opinions.
Michel Montaigne (1533 - 1592)
Contributed by: Zaady
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.
When all is summed up, a man never speaks of himself without loss; his accusations of himself are always believed; his praises never.
It (marriage) happens as with cages; the birds without despair to get in, and those within despair of getting out.
Source: Essays, Book III
The mind is a dangerous weapon, even to the possessor, if he knows not discreetly how to use it.
Miracles arise from our ignorance of nature, not from nature itself.
Source: Essays Bk 1, Ch 39
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