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

—  Michel De Montaigne, Context: 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. Book III, Ch. 13
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