Michel Montaigne

1533 - 1592

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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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 lies, life, and men

Wherever your life ends, it is all there. The advantage of living is not measured by length, but by use; some men have lived long and lived little; attend to it while you are in it. It lies in your will, not in the number of years, for you to have lived enough.

Michel Montaigne (1533 - 1592)

Source: Essays

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A Quote by Michel Eyquem de Montaigne on falsehood, life, mountains, truth, and world

What of a truth that is bounded by these mountains and is falsehood to the world that lives beyond?

Michel Montaigne (1533 - 1592)

Source: Essays

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A Quote by Michel Eyquem de Montaigne

Malice sucks up the greater part of her own venom, and poisons herself.

Michel Montaigne (1533 - 1592)

Source: Essays

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