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

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Michel Eyquem, seigneur de Montaigne. (1533–1592)
    Man in sooth is a marvellous, vain, fickle, and unstable subject. 1
          Book i. Chap. i. That Men by various Ways arrive at the same End.
    All passions that suffer themselves to be relished and digested are but moderate. 2
          Book i. Chap. ii. Of Sorrow.
    It is not without good reason said, that he who has not a good memory should never take upon him the trade of lying. 3
          Book i. Chap. ix. Of Liars.
    He who should teach men to die would at the same time teach them to live. 4
          Book i. Chap. xviii. That Men are not to judge of our Happiness till after Death.
    The laws of conscience, which we pretend to be derived from nature, proceed from custom.
          Book i. Chap. xxii. Of Custom.
    Accustom him to everything, that he may not be a Sir Paris, a carpet-knight, 5 but a sinewy, hardy, and vigorous young man.
          Book i. Chap. xxv. Of the Education of Children.
    We were halves throughout, and to that degree that methinks by outliving him I defraud him of his part.
          Book i. Chap. xxvii. Of Friendship.
    There are some defeats more triumphant than victories. 6
          Book i. Chap. xxx. Of Cannibals.
Note 1.
See Plutarch, Quotation 76. [back]
Note 2.
See Raleigh, Quotation 3.

Curae leves loquuntur ingentes stupent (Light griefs are loquacious, but the great are dumb).—Seneca: Hippolytus, ii. 3, 607. [back]
Note 3.
See Sidney, Quotation 2.

Mendacem memorem esse oportere (To be a liar, memory is necessary).—Quintilian: iv. 2, 91. [back]
Note 4.
See Tickell, Quotation 3. [back]
Note 5.
See Burton, Quotation 24. [back]
Note 6.
See Bacon, Quotation 58. [back]