Michel Montaigne

1533 - 1592

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 skepticism and understanding

This notion [skepticism] is more clearly understood by asking "What do I know?"

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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