Truly man is a marvelously vain, diverse, and undulating object. It is hard to found any constant and uniform judgment on him.
Michel Montaigne (1533 - 1592)
Contributed by: Zaady
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
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
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
We can be knowledgable with other men's knowledge but we cannot be wise with other men's wisdom.
Make use of life while you have it. Whether you have lived enough depends upon yourself, not on the number of your years.
The value of life lies not in the length of days, but in the use we make of them: a man may live long, yet get little from life. Whether you find satisfaction in life depends not on your tale of years, but on your will.
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