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 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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