Hannibal, as he had mighty virtues, so had he many vices; he had two distinct persons in him.8
Anatomy of Melancholy. Democritus to the Reader.
Note 1. Le style est lhomme même (The style is the man himself).Buffon: Discours de Réception (Recueil de lAcadémie, 1750). [back]
Note 2. Arts and sciences are not cast in a mould, but are formed and perfected by degrees, by often handling and polishing, as bears leisurely lick their cubs into form.Montaigne: Apology for Raimond Sebond, book ii. chap. xii. [back]
Note 3. Like watermen who look astern while they row the boat ahead.Plutarch: Whether t was rightfully said, Live concealed.
Like rowers, who advance backward.Montaigne: Of Profit and Honour, book iii. chap. i. [back]