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There never was in the world two opinions alike, no more that two hairs, or two grains; the most universal quality is diversity. - Michael Eyquen de Montaigne,

Opinion Quotes, by Michael Eyquen de Montaigne , Source: Essays--Of the Resemblance of Children to their Fathers

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What's done can't be undone. [Fr., Ce qui est faicr ne se peult desfaire.]

Proverbs Quotes, by Michael Eyquen de Montaigne , Source: Essays (III)

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And neglected his task for the flowers on the way.

Proverbs Quotes, by Michael Eyquen de Montaigne , Source: Essays (III)

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Blest tears of soul-felt penitence! In whose benign, redeeming flow Is felt the first, the only sense Of guiltless joy that guilt can know.

Proverbs Quotes, by Michael Eyquen de Montaigne , Source: Essays (III)

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Bliss itself is not worth having, If we're by compulsion blest.

Proverbs Quotes, by Michael Eyquen de Montaigne , Source: Essays (III)

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Light may come where all looks darkest, Hope hath life, when life seems o'er.

Proverbs Quotes, by Michael Eyquen de Montaigne , Source: Essays (III)

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Oh, sweet youth, how soon it fades! Sweet joys of youth, how fleeting!

Proverbs Quotes, by Michael Eyquen de Montaigne , Source: Essays (III)

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Round, round, while thus we go round, The best thing a man can do, Is to make it at least, a merry-go-round, By--sending the wine round too.

Proverbs Quotes, by Michael Eyquen de Montaigne , Source: Essays (III)

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So closely our whims on our miseries tread, That the laugh is awak'd ere the tear can be dried.

Proverbs Quotes, by Michael Eyquen de Montaigne , Source: Essays (III)

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Some flowers of Eden ye yet inherit, But the trail of the serpent is over them all.

Proverbs Quotes, by Michael Eyquen de Montaigne , Source: Essays (III)

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The pain Remembrance gives, when the fix'd dart Is stirred thus in the wound again.

Proverbs Quotes, by Michael Eyquen de Montaigne , Source: Essays (III)

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Then fill the bowl--way with gloom! Our joys shall always last; For Hope shall brighten days to come, And Mem'ry gild the past.

Proverbs Quotes, by Michael Eyquen de Montaigne , Source: Essays (III)

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Then let me quaff the foamy tide, And through the dance meandering glide.

Proverbs Quotes, by Michael Eyquen de Montaigne , Source: Essays (III)

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Time flies, as he flies, adds increase to her truth, And gives to her mind what he steals from her youth.

Proverbs Quotes, by Michael Eyquen de Montaigne , Source: Essays (III)

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To-night, at least, to-night be gay, Whate'er to-morrow brings.

Proverbs Quotes, by Michael Eyquen de Montaigne , Source: Essays (III)

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While tears that from repentance flow, In bright exhalement reach the skies.

Proverbs Quotes, by Michael Eyquen de Montaigne , Source: Essays (III)

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Whose wit in the combat as gentle as bright Ne'er carried a heartstain away on its blade.

Proverbs Quotes, by Michael Eyquen de Montaigne , Source: Essays (III)

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Wouldst thou, or thou, Forego what's now, For all that hope may say? No--joy's reply, From every eye, Is, "Live we while we may."

Proverbs Quotes, by Michael Eyquen de Montaigne , Source: Essays (III)

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You may break, you may shatter the vase, as you will, But the scent of the roses will hang round it still.

Proverbs Quotes, by Michael Eyquen de Montaigne , Source: Essays (III)

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Persons of mean understandings, not so inquisitive, nor so well instructed, are made good Christians, and by reverence and obedience, implicity believe, and abide by their belief.

Christianity Quotes, by Michael Eyquen de Montaigne , Source: Essays--Of Vain Subleties

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Arts and sciences are not cast in a mould, but are found and perfected by degrees, by often handling and polishing, as bears leisurely lick their clubs into shape.

Growth Quotes, by Michael Eyquen de Montaigne , Source: Apology for Raimond Sebond (bk. II, ch. XII)

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"Oh! what a vile and abject thing is man unless he can erect himself above humanity." Here is a bon mot and a useful desire, but equally absurd. For to make the handful bigger than the hand, the armful bigger then the arm, and to hope to stride further than the stretch of our legs, is impossible and monstrous. . . . He may lift himself if God lend him His hand of special grace; he may lift himself . . . by means wholly celestial. It is for our Christian religion, and not for his Stoic virtue, to pretend to this divine and miraculous metamorphosis.

Growth Quotes, by Michael Eyquen de Montaigne , Source: Essays (bk. II, ch. XII)

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Whom conscience, ne'er asleep, Wounds with incessant strokes, not loud, but deep.

Conscience Quotes, by Michael Eyquen de Montaigne , Source: Essays--Of Conscience (bk. II, ch. V)

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He who should teach men to die, would at the same time teach them to live.

Example Quotes, by Michael Eyquen de Montaigne , Source: Essays (bk. I, ch. XIX)

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Even opinion is of force enough to make itself to be espoused at the expense of life.

Opinion Quotes, by Michael Eyquen de Montaigne , Source: Of Good and Evil (ch. XL)

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