Michel de Montaigne quote about writing from The Essays of Michel de Montaigne - There is, peradventure, no more manifest vanity than to write of it so vainly.
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There is, peradventure, no more manifest vanity than to write of it so vainly.
 Michel de Montaigne, The Essays of Michel de Montaigne (1580). copy citation

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Author Michel de Montaigne
Source The Essays of Michel de Montaigne
Topic writing vanity
Date 1580
Language English
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Note Translated by Charles Cotton
Weblink http://www.gutenberg.org/files/3600/3600-h/3600-h.htm

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“Wits, though equal in force, are not always equal in taste and application.
This is what my memory presents to me in gross, and with uncertainty enough; all judgments in gross are weak and imperfect.
CHAPTER IX——OF VANITY There is, peradventure, no more manifest vanity than to write of it so vainly. That which divinity has so divinely expressed to us—[«Vanity of vanities: all is vanity.» —Eccles., i. 2.] —ought to be carefully and continually meditated by men of understanding. Who does not see that I have taken a road, in which, incessantly and without labour, I shall proceed so long as there shall be ink and paper in the world?” source
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