Michel De Montaigne
There is little less trouble in governing a private family than a whole kingdom.
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Age imprints more wrinkles in the mind than it does on the face.
No pleasure has any savor for me without communication.
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.
We can be knowledgable with other men's knowledge but we cannot be wise with other men's wisdom.
I write to keep from going mad from the contradictions I find among mankind - and to work some of those contradictions out for myself.
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.
There are some defeats more triumphant than victories.
There is not much less vexation in the government of a private family than in the managing of an entire state.
If there is such a thing as a good marriage, it is because it resembles friendship rather than love.
Golf is a game in which one endeavors to control a ball with implements ill adapted for the purpose.
Whoever loves becomes humble. Those who love have, so to speak, pawned a part of their narcissism.
There were points in my life where I felt oddly irresistible to women. I'm not in that state now and that makes me sad.
Before you, I engage myself to serve my country with the devotion and the exemplary that this post demands. I understand responsibilities of the job and, as such, I give a republican salute to Nicolas Sarkozy who has led France for 5 years and who deserves all of our respect.
The talent of success is nothing more than doing what you can do well, and doing well whatever you do without thought of fame. If it comes at all it will come because it is deserved, not because it is sought after.
I think it would be cool if you were writing a ransom note on your computer, if the paper clip popped up and said, 'Looks like you're writing a ransom note. Need help? You should use more forceful language, you'll get more money.'
The worst thing in this world, next to anarchy, is government.
In the nineteenth century the problem was that God is dead. In the twentieth century the problem is that man is dead.
What would be ugly in a garden constitutes beauty in a mountain.
Music is a great natural high and a great natural escape.