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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
I know what I am fleeing from, but not what I am in search of.

R
In my opinion, the most fruitful and natural play of the mind is in conversation. I find it sweeter than any other action in life; and if I were forced to choose, I think I would rather lose my sight than my hearing and voice.
A
The worst of my actions or conditions seem not so ugly unto me as I find it both ugly and base not to dare to avouch for them.
N
There is no course of life so weak and sottish as that which is ordered by orders, method, and discipline.
K
All the fame you should look for in life is to have lived it quietly.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: In <a href="http://www.cyber-nation.com/cgi-bin/victory/quotations/qlreferral/quotelib.pl?id=10115">The Ultimate Success Quotations Library</a>, 1997.
R: In "The Book of Success," ed. Richard Shea, 1993.
A: "Essays," bk. 3, ch. 5, "Upon Some Verses of Virgil" (1588, tr. by John Florio).
N: In "The Book of Success," ed. Richard Shea, 1993.
K: In <a href="http://www.cyber-nation.com/cgi-bin/victory/quotations/qlreferral/quotelib.pl?id=10115">The Ultimate Success Quotations Library</a>, 1997.
   


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