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Apr

Nothing fixes a thing so intensely in the memory as the wish to forget it.
Michel de Montaigne
Not being able to govern events, I govern myself.
Michel de Montaigne
In nine lifetimes, you’ll never know as much about your cat as your cat knows about you.
Michel de Montaigne

22

Apr

No wind serves him who addresses his voyage to no certain port.
Michel de Montaigne
Make your educational laws strict and your criminal ones can be gentle; but if you leave youth its liberty you will have to dig dungeons for ages.
Michel de Montaigne
Ignorance is the softest pillow on which a man can rest his head.
Michel de Montaigne

21

Apr

Lend yourself to others, but give yourself to yourself.
Michel de Montaigne
If you don’t know how to die, don’t worry; Nature will tell you what to do on the spot, fully and adequately. She will do this job perfectly for you; don’t bother your head about it.
Michel de Montaigne

20

Apr

It is good to rub and polish our brain against that of others.
Michel de Montaigne
If there is such a thing as a good marriage, it is because it resembles friendship rather than love.
Michel de Montaigne

19

Apr

I have never seen a greater monster or miracle in the world than myself.
Michel de Montaigne

18

Apr

It is an absolute and virtually divine perfection to know how to enjoy our being rightfully.
Michel de Montaigne
There is no passion so contagious as that of fear.

Michel de Montaigne

[This helps explain the success of Fox News. Regular viewers watch to learn what to fear and seem to enjoy fearing the things they highlight. This fear often turns to hatred and causes complete loss of rationality.]

A man who fears suffering is already suffering from what he fears.
Michel de Montaigne