Michel De Montaigne Quotes: I Have No Other Passion To Keep Me In

I Have No Other Passion To Keep Me In Breath. What Avarice, Ambition, Quarrels, Law Suits Do For Others Who, Like Me, Have No Particular Vocation, Love Would Much More Commodiously Do; It Would Restore To Me Vigilance, Sobriety, Grace, And The Care Of My Person; It Would Reassure My Countenance, So That The Grimaces Of Old Age, Those Deformed And Dismal Looks, Might Not Come To Disgrace It; Would Again Put Me Upon Sound And Wise Studies, By Which I Might Render Myself More Loved And Esteemed, Clearing My Mind Of The Despair Of Itself And Of Its Use, And Redintegrating It To Itself; Would Divert Me From A Thousand Troublesome Thoughts, A Thousand Melancholic Humours That Idleness And The Ill Posture Of Our Health Loads Us Withal At Such An Age; Would Warm Again, In Dreams At Least, The Blood That Nature Is Abandoning; Would Hold Up The Chin, And A Little Stretch Out The Nerves, The Vigour And Gaiety Of Life Of That Poor Man Who Is Going Full Drive Towards His Ruin.
— Michel De Montaigne —

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