Michel Montaigne

1533 - 1592

A Quote by Michel Eyquem de Montaigne on dreams, life, and sleep

Those who have compared our life to a dream were right. . . . We sleeping wake and waking sleep.

Michel Montaigne (1533 - 1592)

Source: Essays

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A Quote by Michel Eyquem de Montaigne on virtue and path

The easy, gentle, and sloping path . . . is not the path of true virtue. It demands a rough and thorny road.

Michel Montaigne (1533 - 1592)

Source: Essays

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A Quote by Michel Eyquem de Montaigne on doubt

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To philosophize is to doubt.

Michel Montaigne (1533 - 1592)

Source: Essays

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A Quote by Michel Eyquem de Montaigne on good, indifference, judgment, poetry, poets, and understanding

We have more poets than judges and interpreters of poetry. It is easier to write an indifferent poem than to understand a good one.

Michel Montaigne (1533 - 1592)

Source: Essays II, 1580

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A Quote by Michel Eyquem de Montaigne on revenge

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Since we cannot match it let us take our revenge by abusing it.

Michel Montaigne (1533 - 1592)

Source: Essays

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A Quote by Michel Eyquem de Montaigne on men, reputation, and survival

How many valiant men we have seen to survive their own reputation!

Michel Montaigne (1533 - 1592)

Source: Essays

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A Quote by Michel Eyquem de Montaigne on affection, books, children, education, and interest

In the education of children there is nothing like alluring the interest and affection, otherwise you only make so many asses laden with books.

Michel Montaigne (1533 - 1592)

Source: Essays

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A Quote by Michel Eyquem de Montaigne on death and men

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He who would teach men to die would teach them to live.

Michel Montaigne (1533 - 1592)

Source: Essays

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A Quote by Michel Eyquem de Montaigne on mind

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It is a thorny undertaking, and more so than it seems, to follow a movement so wandering as that of our mind, to penetrate the opaque depths of its innermost folds, to pick out and immobilize the innumerable flutterings that agitate it.

Michel Montaigne (1533 - 1592)

Source: Essays II, 1580

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A Quote by Michel Eyquem de Montaigne on action, good, laws, and life

There is no man so good that if he placed all his actions and thoughts under the scrutiny of the laws, he would not deserve hanging ten times in his life.

Michel Montaigne (1533 - 1592)

Source: Essais

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