The Essays of Michael Seigneur de Montaigne: Translated Into English, Volum 3

J. Pote, E. Ballard, C. Bathurst [and 11 others], 1776
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Pàgina 250 - Tis the supreme quality of a woman, which a man ought to seek before any other, as the only dowry that must ruin or preserve our houses. Let men say what they will, according to the experience I have learned, I require in married women the economical virtue above all other virtues...
Pàgina 201 - ... reason. Those who have a lively imagination are a great deal more pleased with themselves than the wise can reasonably be. They look down upon men with haughtiness; they argue with boldness and confidence, others with fear and diffidence; and this gaiety of countenance often gives them the advantage in the opinion of the hearers, such favour have the imaginary wise in the eyes of judges of like nature.
Pàgina 224 - The great and tedious debates," says a sensible French writer of the old political school, " about the best form of society, are only proper for the exercise of wit ; and have their being only in agitation and controversy. A new form of government might be of some value in a new world ; but ours is a world ready made to our hands, and in which each distinct form is blended by custom. We do not, like Pyrrho and Cadmus, make the world ; and by whatever authority it is we assert the privilege of setting...
Pàgina 294 - is a friend to all men." The principal charge we have is, to every one to take care of himself: and it is for this that we here live.
Pàgina 326 - How much more natural and likely do I find it that two men should lie than that one man in twelve hours' time should fly with the wind from east to west ? How much more natural that our understanding should be carried from its place by the volubility of our disordered minds, than that one of us should be carried by a strange spirit upon a...

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