michel de montaigne Quotes

We can be knowledgable with other men's knowledge but we cannot be wise with other men's wisdom.
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— Michel de Montaigne
He who fears he shall suffer, already suffers what he fears.
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— Michel de Montaigne
For truly it is to be noted, that children's plays are not sports, and should be deemed as their most serious actions.
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— Michel de Montaigne
If a man urge me to tell wherefore I loved him, I feel it cannot be expressed but by answering: Because it was he, because it was myself.
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— Michel de Montaigne
Our great and glorious masterpiece is to live appropriately.
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— Michel de Montaigne
Lend yourself to others, but give yourself to yourself.
— Michel de Montaigne
The lack of wealth is easily repaired but the poverty of the soul is irreplaceable.
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— Michel de Montaigne
He who establishes his argument by noise and command shows that his reason is weak.
— Michel de Montaigne
It is good to rub and polish our brain against that of others.
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— Michel de Montaigne
My home...It is my retreat and resting place from wars, I try to keep this corner as a haven against the tempest outside, as I do another corner in my soul.
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— Michel de Montaigne
We can be knowledgeable with other men's knowledge, but we cannot be wise with other men's wisdom.
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— Michel de Montaigne
When I quote others I do so in order to express my own ideas more clearly.
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— Michel de Montaigne
Man is quite insane. He wouldn?t know how to create a maggot, and he creates Gods by the dozen.
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— Michel de Montaigne
The value of life lies not in the length of days, but in the use we make of them... Whether you find satisfaction in life depends not on your tale of years, but on your will.
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— Michel de Montaigne
We must learn to endure what we cannot avoid. Our life is composed, like the harmony of the world, of contrary things, also of different tones, sweet and harsh, sharp and flat, soft and loud. If a musician liked only one kind, what would he have to say?
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— Michel de Montaigne
The most fruitful and natural exercise for our minds is, in my opinion, conversation.
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— Michel de Montaigne
I speak the truth not so much as I would, but as much as I dare, and I dare a little more as I grow older.
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— Michel de Montaigne
The most certain sign of wisdom is cheerfulness.
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— Michel de Montaigne
I have never seen a greater monster or miracle in the world than myself.
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— Michel de Montaigne
Valor is stability, not of legs and arms, but of courage and the soul.
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— Michel de Montaigne
To begin depriving death of its greatest advantage over us, let us adopt a way clean contrary to that common one; let us deprive death of its strangeness, let us frequent it, let us get used to it; let us have nothing more often in mind than death... We do not know where death awaits us: so let us wait for it everywhere." "To practice death is to practice freedom. A man who has learned how to die has unlearned how to be a slave.
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— Michel de Montaigne
In his commerce with men I mean him to include- and that principally- those who live only in the memory of books. By means of history he will frequent those great souls of former years. If you want it to be so, history can be a waste of time; it can also be, if you want it to be so, a study bearing fruit beyond price.
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— Michel de Montaigne
Order a purge for your brain, it will there be much better employed than upon your stomach.
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— Michel de Montaigne
There is as much difference between us and ourselves as there is between us and others.
— Michel de Montaigne
A man should not so much respect what he eats, as with whom he eats.
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— Michel de Montaigne
Valor is strength, not of legs and arms, but of heart and soul; it consists not in the worth of our horse or our weapons, but in our own.
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— Michel de Montaigne
Learned we may be with another man's learning: we can only be wise with wisdom of our own.
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— Michel de Montaigne
Nothing fixes a thing so intensely in the memory as the wish to forget it.
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— Michel de Montaigne
We trouble our life by thoughts about death, and our death by thoughts about life.
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— Michel de Montaigne
A man who fears suffering is already suffering from what he fears.
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— Michel de Montaigne
It is in vain that we get upon stilts, for once on them, it is still with our legs that we must walk. And on the highest throne in the world we are still sitting on our own ass.
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— Michel de Montaigne
Every man carries the entire form of human condition.
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— Michel de Montaigne
For truth itself has not the privilege to be spoken at all times and in all sorts.
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— Michel de Montaigne
It needs good management to enjoy life. I enjoy it twice as much as others, for the measure of enjoyment depends on the greater or less attention that we give to it...The shorter my possession of life the deeper and fuller I must make it.
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— Michel de Montaigne
Age imprints more wrinkles in the mind than it does on the face.
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— Michel de Montaigne
Things are not bad in themselves, but our cowardice makes them so.
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— Michel de Montaigne
Every one rushes elsewhere and into the future, because no one wants to face one's own inner self.
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— Michel de Montaigne
He who does not live in some degree for others, hardly lives for himself.
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— Michel de Montaigne
If there is such a thing as a good marriage, it is because it resembles friendship rather than love.
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— Michel de Montaigne
The soul which has no fixed purpose in life is lost; to be everywhere, is to be nowhere.
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— Michel de Montaigne