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Service
Engrave this Quote Few men have been admired of their familiars.
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-Michel de Montaigne
Engrave this Quote He who lives not to others, lives little to himself.
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Sex
Engrave this Quote After mature deliberation of counsel, the good Queen to establish a rule and immutable example unto all posterity, for the moderation and required modesty in a lawful marriage, ordained the number of six times a day as a lawful, necessary and competent limit.
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Sincerity
Engrave this Quote Let us not be ashamed to speak what we shame not to think.
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Slavery
Engrave this Quote My reason is not framed to bend or stoop: my knees are.
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Sleep
Engrave this Quote Those who have compared our life to a dream were right.... We sleeping wake, and waking sleep.
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-Michel de Montaigne, Essays, 1580
Solitude
Engrave this Quote A man should keep for himself a little back shop, all his own, quite unadulterated, in which he establishes his true freedom and chief place of seclusion and solitude.
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-Michel de Montaigne, Essais
Stubbornness
Engrave this Quote Obstinacy is the sister of constancy, at least in vigor and stability.
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Success & Failure
Engrave this Quote Even on the most exalted throne in the world we are only sitting on our own bottom.
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Suffering
Engrave this Quote Who feareth to suffer suffereth already, because he feareth.
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Suicide
Engrave this Quote I don't break the law* made for crooks, when I take away my own property - thus I am not obliged to conform to the law made for murderers when I deprive myself of my own life.
*(referring to Thou Shalt Not Kill)
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Engrave this Quote It is the part of cowardliness, and not of virtue, to seek to squat itself in some hollow lurking hole, or to hide herself under some massive tomb, thereby to shun the strokes of fortune.
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Teaching
Engrave this Quote In the education of children there is nothing like alluring the interest and affection, otherwise you only make so many asses laden with books.
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Thought
Engrave this Quote When I am attacked by gloomy thoughts, nothing helps me so much as running to my books, They quickly absorb me and banish the clouds from my mind.
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Travel
Engrave this Quote A man should ever be ready booted to take his journey.
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Truth
Engrave this Quote I tell the truth, not as much as I would like to, but as much as I dare. I dare more and more as I grow older.
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Vacations
Engrave this Quote Have you known how to take rest? You have done more than he who hath taken empires and cities.
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Value
Engrave this Quote Those things that are dearest to us have cost us the most.
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Victory
Engrave this Quote The honor of the conquest is rated by the difficulty.
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Virtue
Engrave this Quote 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.
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Engrave this Quote Virtue rejects facility to be her companion. She requires a craggy, rough and thorny way.
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Engrave this Quote Virtue craves a steep and thorny path.
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Engrave this Quote Of all the benefits which virtue confers on us, the contempt of death is one of the greatest.
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Engrave this Quote From Obedience and submission comes all our virtues, and all sin is comes from self-opinion.
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Wisdom
Engrave this Quote Wise people are foolish if they cannot adapt to foolish people.
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-Michel de Montaigne

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