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 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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A Quote by Michel Eyquem de Montaigne on reason, soul, and war

The souls of emperors and cobblers are cast in the same mould. . . . The same reason that makes us wrangle with a neighbour causes a war betwixt princes.

Michel Montaigne (1533 - 1592)

Source: Essays

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A Quote by Michel Eyquem de Montaigne on belief

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The old believe everything; the middle-aged suspect everything; the young know everything.

Michel Montaigne (1533 - 1592)

Source: Essays

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A Quote by Michel Eyquem de Montaigne

A man is not hurt so much by what happens, as by his opinion of what happens.

Michel Montaigne (1533 - 1592)

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