Montaigne's Beams & The Right to Be Uncertain

Portrait of Michel de Montaigne by Salvador Dalí “On the highest throne in the world, we still sit only on our own bottom.” ― Michel de Montaigne Michel De Montaigne, skeptic, writer, & haver of thoughts, writes about almost anything that crosses his mind, from his painful goes with kidney stones, to cannibalism. What is so admirable about Montaigne is not what he understands but how he respects what he finds incomprehensible. He treats the mysterious with care & doesn’t attempt to explain it away. After all, it is said that he coined the phrase, “but what do I know?”.

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