Michel Montaigne

1533 - 1592

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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A Quote by Michel Eyquem de Montaigne on chance and wisdom

Our wisdom and deliberation for the most part follow the lead of chance.

Michel Montaigne (1533 - 1592)

Source: Essais

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A Quote by Michel Eyquem de Montaigne on admiration and men

Few men have been admired by their own households.

Michel Montaigne (1533 - 1592)

Source: Essais

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A Quote by Michel Eyquem de Montaigne on nobility and universe

A noble farce, wherein kinds, republics, and emperors have for so many ages played their parts, and to which the whole vast universe serves for a theatre.

Michel Montaigne (1533 - 1592)

Source: Of the Most Excellent Men.

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A Quote by Michel Eyquem de Montaigne

are, at most, but inconsiderable props and appendages.

Michel Montaigne (1533 - 1592)

Source: Essays

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A Quote by Michel Eyquem de Montaigne on nature and understanding

Let us a little permit Nature to take her own way; she better understands her own affairs than we.

Michel Montaigne (1533 - 1592)

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A Quote by Michel Eyquem de Montaigne on cheerfulness and wisdom

The clearest sign of wisdom is continued cheerfulness.

Michel Montaigne (1533 - 1592)

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A Quote by Michel Eyquem de Montaigne on children, guidance, and learning

Since I would rather make of him [the child] an able man than a learned man, I would also urge that care be taken to Choose a guide [tutor] with a well-made rather than a well-filled head.

Michel Montaigne (1533 - 1592)

Source: Essays

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