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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.
Poverty of goods is easily cured; poverty of the mind is irreparable.

Let us permit nature to have her way; she understands her business better than we do.
Man is certainly stark mad. He cannot make a worm, and yet he will be making gods by the dozen.
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.
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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