Quotation by Michel de Montaigne

Just as in habiliments it is a sign of weakness to wish to make oneself noticeable by some peculiar and unaccustomed fashion, so, in language, the quest for new-fangled phrases and little-known words comes from a puerile and pedantic ambition.
Michel de Montaigne (1533–1592), French essayist. "Of the Education of Children," Essays (1580).
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