Quotes by Michel de Montaigne

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He who fears he shall suffer, already suffers what he fears.
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I quote others only in order the better to express myself.
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If falsehood, like truth, had but one face, we would be more on equal terms. For we would consider the contrary of what the liar said to be certain. But the opposite of truth has a hundred thousand faces and an infinite field.
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Man is the sole animal whose nudity offends his own companions, and the only one who, in his natural actions, withdraws and hides himself from his own kind.
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We can be Knowledgeable with other men's knowledge, but we cannot be wise with other men's wisdom.
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The concern that some women show at the absence of their husbands, does not arise from their not seeing them and being with them, but from their apprehension that their husbands are enjoying pleasures in which they do not participate, and which, from their being at a distance, they have not the power of interrupting.
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Let us permit nature to have her way. She understands her business better than we do.
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The laws of conscience, which we pretend to be derived from nature, proceed from custom.
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Lend yourself to others, but give yourself to yourself.
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The middle sort of historians (of which the most part are) spoil all; they will chew our meat for us.
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