Sunday, 4 March 2007

Montaigne - quoting others

Michel de Montaigne 1553-1592

Essays 1580 book 1 chapter 26

… I quote others only to better express myself…

Essays 1580 book 3, chapter 12

… it could be said of me that in this book I have only made up a bunch of other men’s flowers, and provided nothing of my own but the string to bind them…

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