Malice sucks up the greater part of her own venom, and poisons herself.
Michel Montaigne (1533 - 1592)
Contributed by: Zaady
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
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.
It is more of a job to interpret the interpretations than to interpret the things, and there are more books about books than about any other subject: we do nothing but write glosses about each other.
Thus we should beware of clinging to vulgar opinions, and judge things by reason's way, not by popular say.
Only he can judge of matters great and high whose soul is likewise.
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