Michel Montaigne

1533 - 1592

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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A Quote by Michel Eyquem de Montaigne on existence

It takes so much to be a king that he exists only as such. That extraneous glare that surrounds him hides him and conceals him from us; our sight breaks and is dissipated by it being filled and arrested by this strong light.

Michel Montaigne (1533 - 1592)

Source: Essays, Book III

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A Quote by Michel Eyquem de Montaigne on knowledge, men, and wisdom

We can be knowledgable with other men's knowledge but we cannot be wise with other men's wisdom.

Michel Montaigne (1533 - 1592)

Source: Essays

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A Quote by Michel Eyquem de Montaigne on life

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Make use of life while you have it. Whether you have lived enough depends upon yourself, not on the number of your years.

Michel Montaigne (1533 - 1592)

Source: Essays

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A Quote by Michel Eyquem de Montaigne on lies, life, satisfaction, and value

The value of life lies not in the length of days, but in the use we make of them: a man may live long, yet get little from life. Whether you find satisfaction in life depends not on your tale of years, but on your will.

Michel Montaigne (1533 - 1592)

Source: Essais

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A Quote by Michel Eyquem de Montaigne on death

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I want death to find me planting my cabbages.

Michel Montaigne (1533 - 1592)

Source: Essays

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A Quote by Michel Eyquem de Montaigne

Man is certainly stark mad; he cannot make a flea, and yet he will be making gods by dozens. different translation Man is certainly crazy. He could not make a mite, and he makes gods by the dozen.

Michel Montaigne (1533 - 1592)

Source: Essays

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A Quote by Michel Eyquem de Montaigne on fear

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The thing I fear most is fear.

Michel Montaigne (1533 - 1592)

Source: Essays

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