„On the highest throne in the world, we still sit only on our own bottom.“

Book III, Ch. 13
Essais (1595), Book III
Fonte: The Complete Essays
Contexto: No matter that we may mount on stilts, we still must walk on our own legs. And on the highest throne in the world, we still sit only on our own bottom.

Original

Si, avons nous beau monter sur des échasses, car sur des échasses encore faut-il marcher de nos jambes. Et au plus élevé trône du monde, si ne sommes assis que sur notre cul.

Essais (1595), Book III
Fonte: The Complete Essays

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