It is a monstrous thing that I will say, but I will say it all the same: I find in many things more restraint and order in my morals than in my opinions, and my lust less depraved than my reason.
Michel de Montaigne
The most certain sign of wisdom is cheerfulness.
There is no conversation more boring than the one where everybody agrees.
Valor is stability, not of legs and arms, but of courage and the soul.
Ignorance is the softest pillow on which a man can rest his head.
I study myself more than any other subject. That is my metaphysics, that is my physics.
One may be humble out of pride.
The value of life lies not in the length of days, but in the use we make of them... Whether you find satisfaction in life depends not on your tale of years, but on your will.
Stubborn and ardent clinging to one's opinion is the best proof of stupidity.
A good marriage would be between a blind wife and a deaf husband.
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