Michel Montaigne

1533 - 1592

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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A Quote by Michel Eyquem de Montaigne

To make a crooked stick straight, we bend it to the contrary way.

Michel Montaigne (1533 - 1592)

Source: Essays

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A Quote by Michel Eyquem de Montaigne

Saying is one thing and doing is another.

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 on stupidity

A man must be a little mad if he does not want to be even more stupid.

Michel Montaigne (1533 - 1592)

Source: Essais

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A Quote by Michel Eyquem de Montaigne on birds and marriage

Marriage is like a cage; one sees the birds outside desperate to get in, and those inside desperate to get out

Michel Montaigne (1533 - 1592)

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A Quote by Michel Eyquem de Montaigne on birds and marriage

Marriage may be compared to a cage: the birds outside frantic to get in and those inside frantic to get out.

Michel Montaigne (1533 - 1592)

Source: Essays (popular version)

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