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Even on the most exalted throne in the world we are only sitting on our own bottom.

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Source Notes: Source: MICHEL EYQUEM DE MONTAIGNE, The Essays of Michel de Montaigne, trans. Jacob Zeitlin, vol. 3, p. 317 . His essays were first published in 1580.The translation of Et au plus esleve throne du monde, si ne sommes assis que sus nostre cul varies in other editions.

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