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Michel de Montaigne



    Those who have compared our life to a dream were right... we were sleeping wake, and waking sleep.

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    I prefer the company of peasants because they have not been educated sufficiently to reason incorrectly.

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    If you press me to say why I loved him, I can say no more than because he was he, and I was I.

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    A good marriage would be between a blind wife and a deaf husband.

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    If there is such a thing as a good marriage, it is because it resembles friendship rather than love.

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    Marriage, a market which has nothing free but the entrance.

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    The value of life is not in the length of days, but in the use we make of them; a man may live long yet very little.

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    My life has been full of terrible misfortunes most of which never happened.

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    I consider myself an average man, except in the fact that I consider myself an average man

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    Covetousness is both the beginning and the end of the devil's alphabet - the first vice in corrupt nature that moves, and the last which dies.

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    Custom is a second nature, and no less powerful

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    An unattempted woman cannot boast of her chastity

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    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.

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    Let us permit nature to have her way. She understands her business better than we do.

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    Why did I love her? Because it was her; because it was me

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