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Saturday, September 5, 2020

All My Efforts | Quote by Michel Eyquem de Montaigne

Whatever I may be like, I have no desire to exist only on paper! My art and industry have been employed to make this self of mine worth something; my studies, to teach me not to write but to act. All my effort has gone into the forming of my life: that is my trade and vocation. Any other job is more for me than scribbling of books. I have wanted merely to be clever enough for my present and essential comforts, not to store up a reserve for my heirs.
~Michel Eyquem de Montaigne (1533 - 1592)