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Michel de Montaigne Quotes
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Tis well for old age that it is always accompanied with want of perception, ignorance, and a facility of being deceived. For should we see how we are used and would not acquiesce, what would become of us?
Age imprints more wrinkles in the mind than it does on the face.
The beautiful souls are they that are universal, open, and ready for all things.
The virtue of the soul does not consist in flying high, but in walking orderly.
A father is very miserable who has no other hold on his children's affection than the need they have of his assistance, if that can be called affection.
All passions that suffer themselves to be relished and digested are but moderate.
To smell, though well, is to stink.
Wonder is the foundation of all philosophy, inquiry the progress, ignorance the end.
We are all of us richer than we think we are; but we are taught to borrow and to beg, and brought up more to make use of what is another's than of our own.
I conceive that pleasures are to be avoided if greater pains be the consequence, and pains to be coveted that will terminate in greater pleasures.
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