Michel de Montaigne 28 February 1533 – 13 September 1592

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My art and profession is to live.
Michel de Montaigne (1533-1592), French essayist. Essays, bk. 2, ch. 6 (1580-1588), trans. by John Florio (1603).
To say less of yourself than is true is stupidity, not modesty. To pay yourself less than you are worth is cowardice and pusillanimity.
Michel de Montaigne (1533-1592), French essayist. "Of Practice," The Essays (Les Essais), bk. II, ch. 6, Abel Langelier, Paris (1595).
All opinions in the world agree in this, that pleasure is our end, although they differ as to the means of attaining it.
Michel de Montaigne (1533-1592), French essayist. "That to Philosophize Is to Learn to Die," The Essays (Les Essais), bk. I, ch. 20, Simon Millanges, Bordeaux, first edition (1580).

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