Montaigne ponders the direction of intention in the pet-owner dynamic in this omnibus of famous authors’ words about their beloved pets.
Montaigne on knowledge, in Tolstoy’s A Calendar of Wisdom.
Wherever your life ends, it is all there. The utility of living consists not in the length of days, but in the use of time; a man may have lived long, and yet lived but a little. Make use of time while it is present with you. It depends upon your will, and not upon the number of days, to have a sufficient length of life.
Montaigne on death and the art of living – half a millennium later, still an indispensable read.
A man must design nothing that will require so much time to the finishing, or, at least, with no such passionate desire to see it brought to perfection. We are born to action.
He who should teach men to die would at the same time teach them to live.
Montaigne on death and the art of living.
To lament that we shall not be alive a hundred years hence, is the same folly as to be sorry we were not alive a hundred years ago.
Montaigne on death and the art of living