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Michel De Montaigne
Not being able to govern events, I govern myself, and apply myself to them, if they will not apply themselves to me.

Michel De Montaigne
The honor of the conquest is rated by the difficulty.

Michel De Montaigne
To honor him whom we have made is far from honoring him that hath made us..

Michel De Montaigne
The art of dining well is no slight art, the pleasure not a slight pleasure.

Michel De Montaigne
Man is stark mad he cannot make a flea, and yet he will be making gods by the dozens.

Michel De Montaigne
Wickedness sucks in the greater part of its own venom, and poisons itself therewith.

Michel De Montaigne
I prefer the company of peasants because they have not been educated sufficiently to reason incorrectly.

Michel De Montaigne
We only labor to stuff the memory, and leave the conscience and the understanding unfurnished and void.

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