Michel de montaigne Quotes

"Man is quite insane. He wouldn't kno...

"Man is quite insane. He wouldn't know how to create a maggot, and he creates Gods by the dozen." β€”Michel de Montaigne
πŸ“…οΈŽ Oct 02
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β€œMy life has been full of terri...

β€œMy life has been full of terrible misfortunes; most of which, never happened.” - Michel de Montaigne
πŸ“…οΈŽ Jan 24
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"Marriage is like a cage; one sees the birds ...

"Marriage is like a cage; one sees the birds outside desperate to get in, and those inside equally desperate to get out." - Michel de Montaigne
πŸ“…οΈŽ Nov 19
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β€œI do not care so much what I...

β€œI do not care so much what I am to others as I care what I am to myself.” β€”Michel de Montaigne
πŸ“…οΈŽ Oct 04
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"Nothing fixes a thing so inte...

"Nothing fixes a thing so intensely in the memory as the wish to forget it." - Michel de Montaigne
πŸ“…οΈŽ Oct 24
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"I speak the truth not so much as I would...

"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." - Michel de Montaigne
πŸ“…οΈŽ Nov 10
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β€œLearned we may be with another man's lear...

β€œLearned we may be with another man's learning: we can only be wise with wisdom of our own.” β€”Michel de Montaigne, The Complete Essays
πŸ“…οΈŽ Oct 04
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β€œMy life has been full of terri...

β€œMy life has been full of terrible misfortunes most of which never happened.” ― Michel de Montaigne
πŸ“…οΈŽ Sep 26
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β€œHe who fears he shall suffer, a...

β€œHe who fears he shall suffer, already suffers what he fears.” β€”Michel de Montaigne, The Complete Essays
πŸ“…οΈŽ Oct 04
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"When I am attacked by gloomy thoughts, nothing helps me s...

"When I am attacked by gloomy thoughts, nothing helps me so much as running to my books. They quickly absorb me and banish the clouds from my mind.” β€”Michel de Montaigne, Les Essais
πŸ“…οΈŽ Oct 04
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β€œNothing fixes a thing so inte...

β€œNothing fixes a thing so intensely in the memory as the wish to forget it.” ― Michel de Montaigne
πŸ“…οΈŽ Jun 08
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"I prefer the company of peasants becaus...

"I prefer the company of peasants because they have not been educated sufficiently to reason incorrectly." β€” Michel de Montaigne
πŸ“…οΈŽ Aug 21
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β€œNot being able to gov...

β€œNot being able to govern events, I govern myself” ― Michel de Montaigne
πŸ“…οΈŽ Jun 08
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β€œEach man calls barbarism whatever is not his own practice; for indeed it ...

β€œEach man calls barbarism whatever is not his own practice; for indeed it seems we have no other test of truth and reason than the example and pattern of the opinions and customs of the country we live in.” β€” Michel de Montaigne
πŸ“…οΈŽ Aug 09
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"A man who fears suffering i...

"A man who fears suffering is already suffering from what he fears." - Michel de Montaigne
πŸ“…οΈŽ Dec 30
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'Nothing human ...

'Nothing human is foreign to me.' Michel de Montaigne
πŸ“…οΈŽ Mar 21
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β€œBut we shall never utter enough a...

β€œBut we shall never utter enough abuse against the unruliness of our minds.” -Michel de Montaigne, The Essays
πŸ“…οΈŽ May 02
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"No man is exempt from saying sill...

"No man is exempt from saying silly things; the mischief is to say them deliberately." β€” Michel de Montaigne
πŸ“…οΈŽ Nov 15
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"Nothing fixes a thing so inte...

"Nothing fixes a thing so intensely in the memory as the wish to forget it." β€” Michel de Montaigne
πŸ“…οΈŽ May 05
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Not being able to gov...

Not being able to govern events, I govern myself. Michel de Montaigne
πŸ“…οΈŽ Oct 14
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"The most manifest sign of...

"The most manifest sign of wisdom is a continual cheerfulness." - Michel de Montaigne
πŸ“…οΈŽ Nov 11
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Confidence in the goodness of...

Confidence in the goodness of another is good proof of one’s own goodness. Michel de Montaigne
πŸ“…οΈŽ Dec 03
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There are some defeats...

There are some defeats more triumphant than victories. Michel de Montaigne
πŸ“…οΈŽ Sep 30
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β€œA wise man sees as much ...

β€œA wise man sees as much as he ought, not as much as he can.” - Michel de Montaigne
πŸ“…οΈŽ Dec 03
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A good marriage would be b...

A good marriage would be between a blind wife and a deaf husband. Michel de Montaigne
πŸ“…οΈŽ Sep 15
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Not being able to gov...

Not being able to govern events, I govern myself. Michel de Montaigne
πŸ“…οΈŽ Jan 16
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The most certain sig...

The most certain sign of wisdom is cheerfulness. Michel de Montaigne
πŸ“…οΈŽ Jan 13
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β€œI listen with attention to the judgment of ...

β€œI listen with attention to the judgment of all men; but so far as I can remember, I have followed none but my own.” - Michel de Montaigne
πŸ“…οΈŽ Jun 01
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Not being able to gov...

Not being able to govern events, I govern myself. Michel de Montaigne
πŸ“…οΈŽ Nov 22
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β€œHe who fears he shall suffer, al...

β€œHe who fears he shall suffer, already suffers what he fears.” ― Michel de Montaigne, The Complete Essays
πŸ“…οΈŽ Apr 10
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"Nothing is so firmly bel...

"Nothing is so firmly believed as that which is least known." - Michel de Montaigne
πŸ“…οΈŽ Dec 03
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"The most certain sig...

"The most certain sign of wisdom is cheerfulness." Michel de Montaigne
πŸ“…οΈŽ Jul 27
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β€œI find I am much prouder of the victory I obtain over myself, when, in the very ardor of...

β€œI find I am much prouder of the victory I obtain over myself, when, in the very ardor of dispute, I make myself submit to my adversary’s force of reason, than I am pleased with the victory I obtain over him through his weakness.” ― Michel de Montaigne, The Complete Essays
πŸ“…οΈŽ Dec 27
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"Tis so much to be a king...

"Tis so much to be a king, that he only is so by being so.” β€” Michel de Montaigne
πŸ“…οΈŽ Sep 09
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Ignorance is the softest p...

Ignorance is the softest pillow on which a man can lay his head. -Michel de Montaigne
πŸ“…οΈŽ Aug 06
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On the highest throne in the...

On the highest throne in the world, we still sit only on our own bottom. Michel de Montaigne
πŸ“…οΈŽ Oct 29
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β€œMarriage is like a cage; one sees the bir...

β€œMarriage is like a cage; one sees the birds outside desperate to get in, and those inside desperate to get out.” -Michel de Montaigne
πŸ“…οΈŽ Sep 06
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β€œThere were many terrible thing...

β€œThere were many terrible things in my life and most of them never happened.” ― Michel de Montaigne
πŸ“…οΈŽ Dec 28
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"Lend yourself to others...

"Lend yourself to others, but give yourself to yourself." - Michel de Montaigne
πŸ“…οΈŽ Apr 19
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β€œThe pleasantest things in the world are pleasa...

β€œThe pleasantest things in the world are pleasant thoughts, and the great art of life is to have as many of them as possible.” -- Michel de Montaigne
πŸ“…οΈŽ Jul 14
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My trade and a...

My trade and art is to live. - Michel de Montaigne
πŸ“…οΈŽ May 26
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β€œI listen with attention to the judgment of...

β€œI listen with attention to the judgment of all men; but so far as I can remember, I have followed none but my own.”― Michel de Montaigne
πŸ“…οΈŽ Aug 09
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"When I quote others I do so i...

"When I quote others I do so in order to express my own ideas more clearly." - Michel de Montaigne
πŸ“…οΈŽ Aug 26
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'Learned we may be with another man...

'Learned we may be with another man's learning: we can only be wise with wisdom of our own.' Michel de Montaigne
πŸ“…οΈŽ Nov 15
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The conduct of our lives ...

The conduct of our lives is the true mirror of our doctrine - Michel de Montaigne
πŸ“…οΈŽ Jun 05
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"I have never seen a greater ...

"I have never seen a greater monster or miracle in the world than myself" - Michel de Montaigne
πŸ“…οΈŽ Dec 12
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"The world is but ...

"The world is but a perpetual see-saw." - Michel de Montaigne
πŸ“…οΈŽ Mar 30
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"Confidence in others' honesty ...

"Confidence in others' honesty is no light testimony of one's own integrity." - Michel de Montaigne
πŸ“…οΈŽ Jan 12
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"Wherever your life ends, it is all there. The utility of living consists not in ...

"Wherever your life ends, it is all there. The utility of living consists not in the length of days, but in the use of time; a man may have lived long, and yet lived but a little. Make use of time while it is present with you." -- Michel de Montaigne
πŸ“…οΈŽ May 20
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Experience has taught me this, that we undo ourselves ...

Experience has taught me this, that we undo ourselves by impatience. Misfortunes have their life and their limits, their sickness and their health. ~Michel de Montaigne
πŸ“…οΈŽ Feb 26
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β€œ I have never seen a grea...

β€œ I have never seen a greater monster or miracle than myself. ” β€” Michel de Montaigne
πŸ“…οΈŽ Nov 07
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