On Solitude by Michel de Montaigne - Penguin Great Ideas
Pocket paperback size. Matte finish w/debossed cover text design.
One of many wonderful essays by de Montaigne.
"Contagion is very dangerous in the crowd. One must either imitate the vicious or hate them. Both these things are dangerous: to imitate them because they are many, and to hate them because they are unlike us.
"The wise person will flee the crowd, endure it if necessary but given the choice, choose solitude. We are not sufficiently rid of vices to have to be contending with those of others.
"The aim of solitude is to live more at leisure and at one's ease."