Michel Montaigne

1533 - 1592

A Quote by Michel Eyquem de Montaigne on good, lies, memory, and trade

Lies - Lying::"He who has not a good memory should never take upon himself the trade of lying.

Michel Montaigne (1533 - 1592)

Source: Essays

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A Quote by Michel Eyquem de Montaigne on animals and men

After they had accustomed themselves at Rome to the spectacles of the slaughter of animals, they proceeded to those of the slaughter of men, to the gladiators.

Michel Montaigne (1533 - 1592)

Source: Essays

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A Quote by Michel Eyquem de Montaigne on death and time

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Live as long as you please, you will strike nothing off the time you will have to spend dead.

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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A Quote by Michel Eyquem de Montaigne on ambition, people, and vices

Ambition is not a vice of little people.

Michel Montaigne (1533 - 1592)

Source: Essays

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A Quote by Michel Eyquem de Montaigne on argument, reason, and weakness

He who establishes his argument by noise and command shows that his reason is weak.

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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