Michel Montaigne

1533 - 1592

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 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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A Quote by Michel Eyquem de Montaigne on men

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There is nothing on which men are commonly more intent than on making a way for their opinions.

Michel Montaigne (1533 - 1592)

Source: Essais

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A Quote by Michel Eyquem de Montaigne on quotations

I quote others only the better to express myself.

Michel Montaigne (1533 - 1592)

Source: Essais

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