Michel Montaigne

1533 - 1592

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

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 ignorance, miracles, and nature

Miracles arise from our ignorance of nature, not from nature itself.

Michel Montaigne (1533 - 1592)

Source: Essays Bk 1, Ch 39

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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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