Michel Montaigne

1533 - 1592

A Quote by Michel Eyquem de Montaigne on mind

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I do not speak the minds of others except to speak my own mind better.

Michel Montaigne (1533 - 1592)

Source: Essays

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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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A Quote by Michel Eyquem de Montaigne on memory and wishes

Nothing fixes a thing so intensely in the memory as the wish to forget it.

Michel Montaigne (1533 - 1592)

Source: Essays

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A Quote by Michel Eyquem de Montaigne on agreement and conversation

There is no conversation more boring than the one where everybody agrees.

Michel Montaigne (1533 - 1592)

Source: Essais

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A Quote by Michel Eyquem de Montaigne on diversity, quality, and world

There never were in the world two opinions alike, no more than two hairs or two grains; the most universal quality is diversity.

Michel Montaigne (1533 - 1592)

Source: Essays

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A Quote by Michel Eyquem de Montaigne on business, chance, and nature

Let us give Nature a chance; she knows her business better than we do.

Michel Montaigne (1533 - 1592)

Source: Essays

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A Quote by Michel Eyquem de Montaigne

I have here only made a nosegay of culled flowers, and have brought nothing of my own but the thread that ties them together.

Michel Montaigne (1533 - 1592)

Source: Essays

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A Quote by Michel Eyquem de Montaigne on certainty

No wind serves him who addresses his voyage to no certain port.

Michel Montaigne (1533 - 1592)

Source: Essays, 1588.

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A Quote by Michel Eyquem de Montaigne on goodness and vices

I find that the best goodness I have has some tincture of vice.

Michel Montaigne (1533 - 1592)

Source: Essays

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A Quote by Michel Eyquem de Montaigne on certainty, duty, humanity, justice, life, men, obligation, plants, and respect

. . . there is nevertheless a certain respect, a general duty to humanity, not only to beasts that have life and sense, but even to trees and plants. We owe justice to men, and graciousness and benignity to other creatures . . . there is a certain commerce and mutual obligation betwixt them and us.

Michel Montaigne (1533 - 1592)

Source: Essais

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