A wise man never loses anything, if he has himself.

Ambition is not a vice of little people.

I do not care so much what I am to others as I care what I am to myself.

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

If I speak of myself in different ways, that is because I look at myself in different ways.

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

Not being able to govern events, I govern myself.

On the highest throne in the world, we still sit only on our own bottom.

The greatest thing in the world is to know how to belong to oneself.

The most certain sign of wisdom is cheerfulness.

/ Michel de Montaigne

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