Michel Montaigne

1533 - 1592

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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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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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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A Quote by Michel Eyquem de Montaigne on birds, despair, and marriage

It (marriage) happens as with cages; the birds without despair to get in, and those within despair of getting out.

Michel Montaigne (1533 - 1592)

Source: Essays, Book III

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A Quote by Michel Eyquem de Montaigne on danger, mind, and weapons

The mind is a dangerous weapon, even to the possessor, if he knows not discreetly how to use it.

Michel Montaigne (1533 - 1592)

Source: Essays

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A Quote by Michel Eyquem de Montaigne on books and jobs

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It is more of a job to interpret the interpretations than to interpret the things, and there are more books about books than about any other subject: we do nothing but write glosses about each other.

Michel Montaigne (1533 - 1592)

Source: Essays

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A Quote by Michel Eyquem de Montaigne on judgment, popularity, reason, and vulgarity

Thus we should beware of clinging to vulgar opinions, and judge things by reason's way, not by popular say.

Michel Montaigne (1533 - 1592)

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A Quote by Michel Eyquem de Montaigne on judgment and soul

Only he can judge of matters great and high whose soul is likewise.

Michel Montaigne (1533 - 1592)

Source: Essais

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