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 Michel Eyquem de Montaigne - “The only good histories are those that have been written by the persons themselves who commanded in the affairs whereof they write”
 Michel Eyquem de Montaigne - “The greater part of the world's troubles are due to questions of grammar”
 Michel Eyquem de Montaigne - “Ignorance is the softest pillow on which a man can rest his head”
 Michel Eyquem de Montaigne - “You can't tell your friend you've been cuckolded even if he doesn't laugh at you, he may put the information to personal use”
 Michel Eyquem de Montaigne - “I see men ordinarily more eager to discover a reason for things than to find out whether the things are so.”
 Michel Eyquem de Montaigne - “Those things that are dearest to us have cost us the most.”
 Michel Eyquem de Montaigne - “Who feareth to suffer suffereth already, because he feareth.”
 Michel Eyquem de Montaigne - “My reason is not framed to bend or stoop my knees are.”
 Michel Eyquem de Montaigne - “He who lives not to others, lives little to himself.”
 Michel Eyquem de Montaigne - “Few men have been admired of their familiars.”
 Michel Eyquem de Montaigne - “Princes give me sufficiently if they take nothing from me, and do me much good if they do me no hurt it is all I require of them.”
 Michel Eyquem de Montaigne - “Have you known how to take rest You have done more than he who hath taken empires and cities.”
 Michel Eyquem de Montaigne - “The same reason that makes us chide and brawl and fall out with any of our neighbors, causeth a war to follow between Princes.”
 Michel Montaigne - “The soul which has no fixed purpose in life is lost to be everywhere, is to be nowhere.”
 Michel Eyquem de Montaigne - “We endeavor more that men should speak of us, than how and what they speak, and it sufficeth us that our name run in men's mouths, in what manner soever. It stemma that to be known is in some sort to have life and continuance in other men's keeping.”
 Michel Eyquem de Montaigne - “There are few men who dare to publish to the world the prayers they make to Almighty God.”
 Michel Eyquem de Montaigne - “Once you have decided to keep a certain pile, it is no longer yours for you can't spend it.”
 Michel Eyquem de Montaigne - “The most unhappy and frail creatures are men and yet they are the proudest.”
 Michel Eyquem de Montaigne - “It is much more easy to accuse the one sex than to excuse the other.”
 Michel Eyquem de Montaigne - “I do myself a greater injury in lying that I do him of whom I tell a lie.”
 Michel Eyquem de Montaigne - “It should be noted that children's games are not merely games. One should regard them as their most serious activities.”
 Michel Eyquem de Montaigne - “It would be better to have no laws at all, than to have too many.”
 Michel Eyquem de Montaigne - “The most profound joy has more of gravity than of gaiety in it.”
 Michel Montaigne - “Not being able to govern events, I govern myself.”
 Michel Eyquem de Montaigne - “Man is stark mad he cannot make a flea, and yet he will be making gods by the dozens.”

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