Cryptoquote Spoiler – 03/05/16

Painting by Thomas de Leu (Franco-Flemish pain...

Painting by Thomas de Leu (Franco-Flemish painter and engraver, 1560–1612, active 1580-1610). An engraving of this painting was published in the first edition of Montaigne’s Essais, 1617. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The greatest thing in the world is to know how to belong to oneself.”   —   Michel de Montaigne

(Is this one of those be comfortable in your own skin quotes?  Or a “To thine own self be true” thing?  I’m feeling a little thick today.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR


2 Responses to “Cryptoquote Spoiler – 03/05/16”


  1. 1 haliburton76 March 5, 2016 at 8:03 pm

    I’m pondering that, too, UR. I’m thinking the author’s phrase “être à” means “belong to” in a sense similar to “own.” He might have meant something like “own yourself” or “be your own master,” but it really is a bit ambiguous.

  2. 2 unclerave March 5, 2016 at 8:28 pm

    So, you know the original French! Very impressive, hal! I’ll buy your suppositions. But, I agree it is a bit ambiguous. — YUR


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