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Opinion
Engrave this Quote There never was in the world two opinions alike, no more than two hairs or two grains. The most universal quality is diversity.
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-Michel de Montaigne
Engrave this Quote I care not so much what I am in the opinion of others, as what I am in my own; I would be rich of myself and not by borrowing.
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Order
Engrave this Quote There is no course of life so weak and Scottish as that which is ordered by orders, method, and discipline.
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Patience
Engrave this Quote Experience has taught me this, that we undo ourselves by impatience. Misfortunes have their life and their limits, their sickness and their health.
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Perception
Engrave this Quote ...there is no constant existence, neither of our being, nor of the objects. And we, and our judgement, and all mortal things else do uncessantly roll, turn, and passe away. Thus can nothing be certainly established, nor of the one, nor of the other; both the judging and the judged being in continual alteration and motion. We have no communication with being; for every humane nature is ever in the middle between being borne and dying; giving nothing of itself but an obscure appearance and shadow, and an uncertain and weak opinion. And if perhaps you fix your thought to take its being, it would be even as if one should go about to grasp the water: for how much the more he shall close and press that, which by its own nature is ever gliding, so much the more he shall loose what he would hold and fasten. Thus, seeing all things are subject to passe from one real change to another, reason, which therein seeketh a real subsistence, finds herself deceived as unable to apprehend any thing subsistent and permanent...
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-Michel de Montaigne, Essays, in three volumes translated by John Florio
Philosophy
Engrave this Quote Philosophy is doubt.
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Pleasure
Engrave this Quote Scratching is one of nature's sweetest gratifications, and the one nearest at hand.
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Engrave this Quote I conceive that pleasures are to be avoided if greater pains be the consequence, and pains to be coveted that will terminate in greater pleasures.
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Poetry
Engrave this Quote It is easier to write an indifferent poem than to understand a good one.
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Potential
Engrave this Quote A wise man sees as much as he ought, not as much as he can.
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Poverty
Engrave this Quote Poverty of goods is easily cured; poverty of the mind is irreparable.
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Prayer
Engrave this Quote There are few men who dare to publish to the world the prayers they make to Almighty God.
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Property
Engrave this Quote Once you have decided to keep a certain pile, it is no longer yours; for you can't spend it.
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Public
Engrave this Quote The worthiest man to be known, and for a pattern to be presented to the world, he is the man of whom we have most certain knowledge. He hath been declared and enlightened by the most clear-seeing men that ever were; the testimonies we have of him are in faithfulness and sufficiency most admirable.
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Publicity
Engrave this Quote We endeavor more that men should speak of us, than how and what they speak, and it sufficeth us that our name run in men's mouths, in what manner soever. It stemma that to be known is in some sort to have life and continuance in other men's keeping.
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Purpose
Engrave this Quote The soul which has no fixed purpose in life is lost; to be everywhere, is to be nowhere.
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Engrave this Quote The great and glorious masterpiece of man is how to live with purpose.
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Quotations
Engrave this Quote I quote others in order to better express myself.
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Reading
Engrave this Quote Every abridgement of a good book is a fool abridged.
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Reason
Engrave this Quote I prefer the company of peasants because they have not been educated sufficiently to reason incorrectly.
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Religion
Engrave this Quote Oh senseless man, who cannot possibly make a worm, and yet will make Gods by dozens.
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Rest, Leisure
Engrave this Quote It should be noted that children's games are not merely games. One should regard them as their most serious activities.
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Royalty, Kings, Queens
Engrave this Quote Princes give me sufficiently if they take nothing from me, and do me much good if they do me no hurt; it is all I require of them.
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Satisfaction
Engrave this Quote Whether you find satisfaction in life depends not on your tale of years, but on your will.
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Self-Pity
Engrave this Quote Of all the infirmities we have, the most savage is to despise our being.
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-Michel de Montaigne

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