Michel Montaigne

1533 - 1592

A Quote by Michel Eyquem de Montaigne on defeat

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There are some defeats more triumphant than victories.

Michel Montaigne (1533 - 1592)

Source: Essais

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A Quote by Michel Eyquem de Montaigne on limits, nobility, privilege, time, and truth

For truth itself does not have the privilege to be employed at any time and in every way; its use, noble as it is, has its circumscriptions and limits.

Michel Montaigne (1533 - 1592)

Source: Essais

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A Quote by Michel Eyquem de Montaigne on belief, men, and understanding

Men are most apt to believe what they least understand.

Michel Montaigne (1533 - 1592)

Source: Essays

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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)

Source: Essais

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A Quote by Michel Eyquem de Montaigne on virtue and path

Virtue can have naught to do with ease. . . . It craves a steep and thorny path.

Michel Montaigne (1533 - 1592)

Source: Essais

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A Quote by Michel Eyquem de Montaigne on confidence, freedom, and schools

True it is that she who escapeth safe and unpolluted from out of the school of freedom, giveth more confidence of herself than she who cometh sound out of the school of severity and restraint.

Michel Montaigne (1533 - 1592)

Source: Essays

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A Quote by Michel Eyquem de Montaigne

Of all the infirmities we have, the most savage is to despise our being.

Michel Montaigne (1533 - 1592)

Source: Essays

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A Quote by Michel Eyquem de Montaigne on belief

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When all is summed up, a man never speaks of himself without loss; his accusations of himself are always believed; his praises never.

Michel Montaigne (1533 - 1592)

Source: Essays

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A Quote by Michel Eyquem de Montaigne on art, life, and trade

My trade and my art is living.

Michel Montaigne (1533 - 1592)

Source: Essays

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A Quote by Michel Eyquem de Montaigne on books

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Everyone recognizes me in my book, and my book in me.

Michel Montaigne (1533 - 1592)

Source: Essais

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