Michel Montaigne

1533 - 1592

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 world

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The greatest thing in the world is to know how to belong to oneself.

Michel Montaigne (1533 - 1592)

Source: Essais

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A Quote by Michel Eyquem de Montaigne on losing and understanding

A man of understanding has lost nothing, if he has himself.

Michel Montaigne (1533 - 1592)

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A Quote by Michel Eyquem de Montaigne on freedom and solitude

A man must keep a little back shop where he can be himself without reserve. In solitude alone can he know true freedom.

Michel Montaigne (1533 - 1592)

Source: Essais

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A Quote by Michel Eyquem de Montaigne on liberty and solitude

We must reserve a back shop all our own entirely free, in which to establish our real liberty and our principal retreat and solitude.

Michel Montaigne (1533 - 1592)

Source: Essays

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A Quote by Michel Eyquem de Montaigne on truth

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I speak the truth, not my fill of it, but as much as I dare speak, and I dare to do so a little more as I grow old.

Michel Montaigne (1533 - 1592)

Source: Essays

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A Quote by Michel Eyquem de Montaigne on judgment and understanding

Their [the Skeptics'] way of speaking is: "I settle nothing. . . . I do not understand it. . . . Nothing seems true that may not seem false." Their sacramental word is . . . , which is to say, I suspend my judgment.

Michel Montaigne (1533 - 1592)

Source: Essais

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A Quote by Michel Eyquem de Montaigne

Every man bears the whole stamp of the human condition.

Michel Montaigne (1533 - 1592)

Source: Essais

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