Michel De Montaigne
We can be knowledgable with other men's knowledge but we cannot be wise with other men's wisdom.
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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.
Those who have compared our life to a dream were right... we were sleeping wake, and waking sleep.
The ceaseless labour of your life is to build the house of death.
If you don't know how to die, don't worry Nature will tell you what to do on the spot, fully and adequately. She will do this job perfectly for you don't bother your head about it.
I prefer the company of peasants because they have not been educated sufficiently to reason incorrectly.
Covetousness is both the beginning and the end of the devil's alphabet - the first vice in corrupt nature that moves, and the last which dies.
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 is no desire more natural than the desire for knowledge.
There is no pleasure to me without communication: there is not so much as a sprightly thought comes into my mind that it does not grieve me to have produced alone, and that I have no one to tell it to.
I write to keep from going mad from the contradictions I find among mankind - and to work some of those contradictions out for myself.
Chronic malnutrition, or the lack of proper nutrition over time directly contributes to three times as many child deaths as food scarcity. Yet surprisingly, you don't really hear about this hidden crisis through the morning news, Twitter or headlines of major newspapers.
Like charity, I believe glamour should begin at home.
My mom is painfully sweet she's from Nebraska.
There is hardly such a thing as a war in which it makes no difference who wins. Nearly always one side stands more of less for progress, the other side more or less for reaction.
I am confident that nobody... will accuse me of selfishness if I ask to spend time, while I am still in good health, with my family, my friends and also with myself.
I don't think of all the misery but of the beauty that still remains.
People respond when you tell them there is a great future in front of you, you can leave your past behind.
The only real progress lies in learning to be wrong all alone.
You can close more business in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get people interested in you.
Thanks to television, for the first time the young are seeing history made before it is censored by their elders.