What of a truth that is bounded by these mountains and is falsehood to the world that lives beyond?
Michel Montaigne (1533 - 1592)
Contributed by: Zaady
Malice sucks up the greater part of her own venom, and poisons herself.
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
It is good to rub and polish your mind against the minds of others.
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.
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