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Michel de Montaigne Quotes
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Scratching is one of nature's sweetest gratifications, and nearest at hand.
Not being able to govern events, I govern myself, and apply myself to them, if they will not apply themselves to me.
A hair shirt does not always render those chaste who wear it.
Glory consists of two parts: the one in setting too great a value upon ourselves, and the other in setting too little a value upon others.
We are nearer neighbors to ourselves than the whiteness of snow or the weight of stones are to us: if man does not know himself, how should he know his functions and powers?
A learned man is not learned in all things; but a sufficient man is sufficient throughout, even to ignorance itself.
A wise man never loses anything if he have himself.
I care not so much what I am in the opinion of others, as what I am in my own; I would be rich of myself, and not by borrowing.
A man must not always tell all, for that were folly: but what a man says should be what he thinks.
Necessity reconciles and brings men together; and this accidental connection afterward forms itself into laws.
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