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John Bartlett (1820–1905). Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. 1919.

9335 Mihel Eyquem

AUTHOR:Michel Eyquem, seigneur de Montaigne (1533–1592)
QUOTATION:I, who have so much and so universally adored this [greek], “excellent mediocrity,” 1 of ancient times, and who have concluded the most moderate measure the most perfect, shall I pretend to an unreasonable and prodigious old age?
ATTRIBUTION:Book iii. Chap. xiii. Of Experience.
Note 1.
See Cowper, Quotation 112. [back]