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Michel de Montaigne, The Complete Essays Quotes: The greatest thing in the world is to know how to belong to oneself.
         

The greatest thing in the world is to know how to belong to oneself.


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On the highest throne in the world, we still sit only on our own bottom.

On the highest throne in the world, we still sit only on our own bottom.



I quote others only in order the better to express myself.

I quote others only in order the better to express myself.



Learned we may be with another man's learning: we can only be wise with wisdom of our own.

Learned we may be with another man's learning: we can only be wise with wisdom of our own.



If I speak of myself in different ways, that is because I look at myself in different ways.

If I speak of myself in different ways, that is because I look at myself in different ways.



Why do people respect the package rather than the man?

Why do people respect the package rather than the man?



The greater part of the world's troubles are due to questions of grammar.

The greater part of the world's troubles are due to questions of grammar.



[Marriage] happens as with cages: the birds without despair to get in, and those within despair of getting out.

[Marriage] happens as with cages: the birds without despair to get in, and those within despair of getting out.



The thing I fear most is fear.

The thing I fear most is fear.



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I am afraid that our eyes are bigger than our stomachs, and that we have more curiosity than understanding. We grasp at everything, but catch nothing except wind.



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Stupidity and wisdom meet in the same centre of sentiment and resolution, in the suffering of human accidents.





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This page presents the quote "The greatest thing in the world is to know how to belong to oneself.". Author of this quote is Michel de Montaigne, The Complete Essays. This quote is about individuality, self-respect, self-awareness, ataraxy, self-determination, solitude, self-assurance, self-sufficiency, self-reliance,.