Quotation by Michel de Montaigne

We have the pleasures suitable to our lot; let us not usurp those of greatness. Ours are more natural and all the more solid and sure for being humbler. Since we will not do so out of conscience, at least out of ambition let us reject ambition.
Michel de Montaigne (1533–1592), French essayist. "Of Husbanding Your Will," The Essays (Les Essais), bk. III, ch. 10, Abel Langelier, Paris (1588).
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