Michel De Montaigne
The most certain sign of wisdom is cheerfulness.
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It is a sign of contraction of the mind when it is content, or of weariness. A spirited mind never stops within itself it is always aspiring and going beyond its strength.
Let us permit nature to have her way. She understands her business better than we do.
Marriage, a market which has nothing free but the entrance.
Even from their infancy we frame them to the sports of love: their instruction, behavior, attire, grace, learning and all their words azimuth only at love, respects only affection. Their nurses and their keepers imprint no other thing in them.
Stubborn and ardent clinging to one's opinion is the best proof of stupidity.
In true education, anything that comes to our hand is as good as a book: the prank of a page- boy, the blunder of a servant, a bit of table talk - they are all part of the curriculum.
If there is such a thing as a good marriage, it is because it resembles friendship rather than love.
The value of life lies not in the length of days, but in the use we make of them... Whether you find satisfaction in life depends not on your tale of years, but on your will.
There is little less trouble in governing a private family than a whole kingdom.
I speak the truth not so much as I would, but as much as I dare, and I dare a little more as I grow older.
The more sand has escaped from the hourglass of our life, the clearer we should see through it.
It is good taste, and good taste alone, that possesses the power to sterilize and is always the first handicap to any creative functioning.
Love is our true destiny. We do not find the meaning of life by ourselves alone - we find it with another.
Anyone who has passed though the regular gradations of a classical education, and is not made a fool by it, may consider himself as having had a very narrow escape.
I just drank eighteen whiskies. That must be a record.
The good life is one inspired by love and guided by knowledge.
I see 30 to 40 gallery shows a week, and no matter what kind of mood I'm in, no matter how bad the art is, I almost always feel better afterward. I can learn as much from bad art as from good.
The best thing I've learned is, if you're going out, never go out alone - you leave yourself vulnerable. If you've got someone else there you trust, they can say, be wary of that person. I probably used to be too trusting of people.
My nature just changes.
Natural history is not about producing fables.