Michel Montaigne

1533 - 1592

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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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 diversity and judgment

Truly man is a marvelously vain, diverse, and undulating object. It is hard to found any constant and uniform judgment on him.

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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