Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Happy birthday Michel de Montaigne

"Even on the most exalted throne in the world, we are only sitting on our own rear end."

I can't remember at this late stage what made me buy his Essays back in the 1960s but unlike other philosophers I bought then because I thought I should, his book still sits on my shelves.  Well thumbed. 

There have been several articles and this last few months even a radio play about him.  Maybe his time has come again.  All I know is that from the first he made me laugh and something in his down to earth words clicked with me.

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