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Michel Eyquem de Montaigne
(1553-1592) born on
Feb 28
French essayist, courtier. His "Essais" (Essays) established a new literary form, and often used quotations from classical writers.
         
   
F
Poverty of goods is easily cured; poverty of the mind is irreparable.

R
Let us permit nature to have her way; she understands her business better than we do.
A
Man is certainly stark mad. He cannot make a worm, and yet he will be making gods by the dozen.
N
The sciences and arts are not cast in a mold, but formed and shaped little by little, by repeated handling and polishing, as bears lick their cubs into shape at leisure.
K
He who establishes his argument by noise and command shows that his reason is weak.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: In "What A Piece of Work is Man!," by Wesley D. Camp, 1990.
R: In "The Speaker's Electronic Reference Collection," AApex Software, 1994.
A: In "1,911 Best Things Anybody Ever Said," ed. Robert Byrne, 1988.
N: In "Isaac Asimov's Book of Science and Nature Quotations," ed. Jason Shulman & Isaac Asimov, 1988.
K: In "Instant Quotation Dictionary," by Donald O. Bolander, 1979.
   


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