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The tagline for this site — not my teaching, but my study — comes from a comment made by Montaigne about his own writings:

What I offer here is not my teaching, but my study; not a lesson for others, but for myself. If I pass it on, do not take it amiss.; for what is useful to me may perhaps serve someone else. For the rest, I do no harm. I make use of nothing but what is mine; and if I play the fool, it is at my own expense. It is a folly that dies with me, and there are no heirs.

The Autobiography of Michel de Montaigne — Comprising the life of the wisest man of his times: His childhood, youth, and prime; His adventures in love and marriage, at court, and in office, war, revolution, and plague; His travels at home and abroad; His habits, tastes, whims, and opinions. Selected, arranged, edited, prefaced & mostly translated anew from his essays, &c., withholding no signal or cirious detail, by Marvin Lowenthal

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