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Biography - Michel de Montaigne:

Michel Eyquem de Montaigne is a French Renaissance writer and philosopher.
Born: 1533 - Died: 1592
Period:
16th century
Place of birth: France
France

Virtue will not be followed but for herself; and, if we sometimes borrow her mask for some other occasion, she presently pulls it off again.




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Translation

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French
La vertu ne veut être suivie que pour elle-même; et si on emprunte parfois son masque pour une autre occasion, elle nous l'arrache aussitôt du visage.

German
Die Tugend hat ihr Ziel in sich Selbst; wenn wir ihre Maske für einen anderen Zweck borgen, so entlarvt sie uns in der Regel sehr bald.




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No one can wear a mask for very long.




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The mask is torn off, the reality remains.
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