I quote others only in order the better to express myself.
Category Archive: Michel de Montaigne
Wit is a dangerous weapon, even to the possessor, if he knows not how to use it discreetly.
Unless a man feels he has a good enough memory, he should never venture to lie.
He who fears he shall suffer, already suffers what he fears.
If a man should importune me to give a reason why I loved him, I find it could no otherwise be expressed, than by making answer: because it was he, because it was I.
The beautiful souls are they that are universal, open, and ready for all things.
I do myself a greater injury in lying than I do him of whom I tell a lie.
Ambition is not a vice of little people.
It is a sign of contraction of the mind when it is content, or of weariness. A spirited mind never stops within itself; it is always aspiring and going beyond its strength.
A wise man never loses anything, if he has himself.