TGIF! Here’s your quote of the day…

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The most certain sign of wisdom is cheerfulness.

Michel de Montaigne

Renaissance writer Michel de Montaigne (born February 28, 1533) pioneered the personal essay. He had a lot to draw on. His father was fond of childrearing experiments—young Michel lived in isolation with a peasant family until age 3, and then was brought back home but surrounded with Latin-speaking servants.

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