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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
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Michel Eyquem, seigneur de Montaigne. (1533–1592) (continued)
 
9318
    Not because Socrates said so,… I look upon all men as my compatriots.
          Book iii. Chap. ix. Of Vanity.
9319
    My appetite comes to me while eating. 1
          Book iii. Chap. ix. Of Vanity.
9320
    There is no man so good, who, were he to submit all his thoughts and actions to the laws, would not deserve hanging ten times in his life.
          Book iii. Chap. ix. Of Vanity.
9321
    Saturninus said, “Comrades, you have lost a good captain to make him an ill general.”
          Book iii. Chap. ix. Of Vanity.
9322
    A little folly is desirable in him that will not be guilty of stupidity. 2
          Book iii. Chap. ix. Of Vanity.
9323
    Habit is a second nature. 3
          Book iii. Chap. x.
9324
    We seek and offer ourselves to be gulled.
          Book iii. Chap. xi. Of Cripples.
9325
    I have never seen a greater monster or miracle in the world than myself.
          Book iii. Chap. xi. Of Cripples.
9326
    Men are most apt to believe what they least understand.
          Book iii. Chap. xi. Of Cripples.
9327
    I have here only made a nosegay of culled flowers, and have brought nothing of my own but the thread that ties them together.
          Book iii. Chap. xii. Of Physiognomy.
9328
    Amongst so many borrowed things, I am glad if I can steal one, disguising and altering it for some new service. 4
          Book iii. Chap. xii. Of Physiognomy.
9329
    I am further of opinion that it would be better for us to have [no laws] at all than to have them in so prodigious numbers as we have.
          Book iii. Chap. xiii. Of Experience.
9330
    There is more ado to interpret interpretations than to interpret the things, and more books upon books than upon all other subjects; we do nothing but comment upon one another.
          Book iii. Chap. xiii. Of Experience.
 
Note 1.
See Rabelais, Quotation 7. [back]
Note 2.
See Walpole, Quotation 3. [back]
Note 3.
See Shakespeare, The Two Gentlemen of Verona, Quotation 12. [back]
Note 4.
See Churchill, Quotation 3. [back]
 

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