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Michel de Montaigne


French statesman, essayist, and philosopher

“Off I go, rummaging about in books for sayings which please me.”

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source: The Essays of Michel de Montaigne (London: Allen Lane, 1991).

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“I quote others only in order the better to express myself.”

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source: “Of the Education of Children,” in The Works of Michael de Montaigne (Philadelphia, PA: J. W. Moore, 1849), 86.

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