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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
A wise man sees as much as he ought, not as much as he can.

R
Dreams are the true interpreters of our inclinations; but there is art required to sort and understand them.
A
Let us not be ashamed to speak what we shame not to think.
N
It is good to rub and polish our brain against that of others.
K
Whether you find satisfaction in life depends not on your tale of years, but on your will.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: In "Webster's Electronic Quotebase," ed. Keith Mohler, 1994.
R: 'Essays'
A: "Essays," bk. 3, ch. 5, "Upon Some Verses of Virgil" (1588, tr. by John Florio).
N: Essays," Bk. I
K: In "The Book of Success," ed. Richard Shea, 1993.
   


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