Michel de Montaigne quote about knowledge from The Essays of Michel de Montaigne (1580) - I seek, in the reading of books, only to please myself by an honest diversion; or, if I study, 'tis for no other science than what treats of the knowledge of myself, and instructs me how to die and how to live well.
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I seek, in the reading of books, only to please myself by an honest diversion; or, if I study, 'tis for no other science than what treats of the knowledge of myself, and instructs me how to die and how to live well.

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Michel de Montaigne quote about knowledge from The Essays of Michel de Montaigne (1580) - I seek, in the reading of books, only to please myself by an honest diversion; or, if I study, 'tis for no other science than what treats of the knowledge of myself, and instructs me how to die and how to live well.
Michel de Montaigne quote about knowledge from The Essays of Michel de Montaigne (1580) - I seek, in the reading of books, only to please myself by an honest diversion; or, if I study, 'tis for no other science than what treats of the knowledge of myself, and instructs me how to die and how to live well.
Michel de Montaigne quote about knowledge from The Essays of Michel de Montaigne (1580) - I seek, in the reading of books, only to please myself by an honest diversion; or, if I study, 'tis for no other science than what treats of the knowledge of myself, and instructs me how to die and how to live well.
Michel de Montaigne quote about knowledge from The Essays of Michel de Montaigne (1580) - I seek, in the reading of books, only to please myself by an honest diversion; or, if I study, 'tis for no other science than what treats of the knowledge of myself, and instructs me how to die and how to live well.