"The real trick to life is not to be in the know, but to be in the mystery."
-Fred Alan Wolf

28 February 2021

Happy Birthday, Montaigne

Michel de Montaigne was born on this day in 1533.

It is an absolute perfection, a perfection like that of the gods, to be able faithfully to enjoy one’s own nature.  We search for other conditions because we do not understand how to deal with the condition we actually have, and we go outside ourselves because we do not know what is within us. So there is really no point getting up on stilts, for even on stilts we still have to walk on our own legs. And on the most exalted throne in the world, we still have to sit upon our own bottom.

Michel de Montaigne

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