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Michel De Montaigne, The Complete Essays Quotes: "Heureuse la mort qui oste le loisir aux apprests de tel equipage."

Heureuse la mort qui oste le loisir aux apprests de tel equipage.




Michel De Montaigne, The Complete Essays Quotes: "D'autant que nous avons cher, estre, et estre consiste en mouvement et action."

D'autant que nous avons cher, estre, et estre consiste en mouvement et action.



Michel De Montaigne, The Complete Essays Quotes: "L'honneste est stable et permanent."

L'honneste est stable et permanent.



Michel De Montaigne, The Complete Essays Quotes: "J'accuse toute violence en l'education d'une ame tendre, qu'on dresse pour l'honneur, et la liberté."

J'accuse toute violence en l'education d'une ame tendre, qu'on dresse pour l'honneur, et la liberté.




Michel De Montaigne, The Complete Essays Quotes: "Je hay entre autres vices, cruellement la cruauté, et par nature et par jugement, comme l'extreme de tous les vices."

Je hay entre autres vices, cruellement la cruauté, et par nature et par jugement, comme l'extreme de tous les vices.



Michel De Montaigne, The Complete Essays Quotes: "Il n'est rien qui tente mes larmes que les larmes."

Il n'est rien qui tente mes larmes que les larmes.



Michel De Montaigne, The Complete Essays Quotes: "Les naturels sanguinaires à l'endroit des bestes, tesmoignent une propension naturelle à la cruauté."

Les naturels sanguinaires à l'endroit des bestes, tesmoignent une propension naturelle à la cruauté.




Michel De Montaigne, The Complete Essays Quotes: "Nature a, (ce crains-je) elle mesme attaché à l'homme quelque instinct à l'inhumanité"

Nature a, (ce crains-je) elle mesme attaché à l'homme quelque instinct à l'inhumanité



Michel De Montaigne, The Complete Essays Quotes: "I do not believe, from what I have been told about this people, that there is anything barbarous or savage about them, except that we all call barbarous anything that is contrary to our own habits."

I do not believe, from what I have been told about this people, that there is anything barbarous or savage about them, except that we all call barbarous anything that is contrary to our own habits.



Michel De Montaigne, The Complete Essays Quotes: "The greater part of the world's troubles are due to questions of grammar."

The greater part of the world's troubles are due to questions of grammar.



Michel De Montaigne, The Complete Essays Quotes: "Stupidity and wisdom meet in the same centre of sentiment and resolution, in the suffering of human accidents."

Stupidity and wisdom meet in the same centre of sentiment and resolution, in the suffering of human accidents.



Michel De Montaigne, The Complete Essays Quotes: "Why do people respect the package rather than the man?"

Why do people respect the package rather than the man?




Michel De Montaigne, The Complete Essays Quotes: "To an atheist all writings tend to atheism: he corrupts the most innocent matter with his own venom."

To an atheist all writings tend to atheism: he corrupts the most innocent matter with his own venom.



Michel De Montaigne, The Complete Essays Quotes: "All is a-swarm with commentaries: of authors there is a dearth."

All is a-swarm with commentaries: of authors there is a dearth.



Michel De Montaigne, The Complete Essays Quotes: "If you press me to say why I loved him, I can say no more than because he was he, and I was I."

If you press me to say why I loved him, I can say no more than because he was he, and I was I.



Michel De Montaigne, The Complete Essays Quotes: "The greatest thing in the world is to know how to belong to oneself."

The greatest thing in the world is to know how to belong to oneself.



Michel De Montaigne, The Complete Essays Quotes: "I quote others only in order the better to express myself."

I quote others only in order the better to express myself.



Michel De Montaigne, The Complete Essays Quotes: "Judgement can do without knowledge: but not knowledge without judgement."

Judgement can do without knowledge: but not knowledge without judgement.



Michel De Montaigne, The Complete Essays Quotes: "He who fears he shall suffer, already suffers what he fears."

He who fears he shall suffer, already suffers what he fears.



Michel De Montaigne, The Complete Essays Quotes: "This emperor was arbiter of the whole world at nineteen, and yet would have a man to be thirty before he could be fit to determine a dispute about a gutter."

This emperor was arbiter of the whole world at nineteen, and yet would have a man to be thirty before he could be fit to determine a dispute about a gutter.



Michel De Montaigne, The Complete Essays Quotes: "He lives happy and master of himself who can say as each day passes on, "I have lived."

He lives happy and master of himself who can say as each day passes on, "I have lived.



Michel De Montaigne, The Complete Essays Quotes: "The thing I fear most is fear."

The thing I fear most is fear.



Michel De Montaigne, The Complete Essays Quotes: "Tis no wonder, says one of the ancients, that chance has so great a dominion over us, since it is by chance we live."

Tis no wonder, says one of the ancients, that chance has so great a dominion over us, since it is by chance we live.



Michel De Montaigne, The Complete Essays Quotes: "What a prodigious conscience must that be that can be at quiet within itself whilst it harbors under thesame roof, with so agreeing and so calm a society, both the crime and the judge?"

What a prodigious conscience must that be that can be at quiet within itself whilst it harbors under thesame roof, with so agreeing and so calm a society, both the crime and the judge?



Michel De Montaigne, The Complete Essays Quotes: "We should tend our freedom wisely."

We should tend our freedom wisely.



Michel De Montaigne, The Complete Essays Quotes: "If I speak of myself in different ways, that is because I look at myself in different ways."

If I speak of myself in different ways, that is because I look at myself in different ways.



Michel De Montaigne, The Complete Essays Quotes: "Meditation is a powerful and full study as can effectually taste and employ themselves."

Meditation is a powerful and full study as can effectually taste and employ themselves.



Michel De Montaigne, The Complete Essays Quotes: "I am afraid that our eyes are bigger than our stomachs, and that we have more curiosity than understanding. We grasp at everything, but catch nothing except wind."

I am afraid that our eyes are bigger than our stomachs, and that we have more curiosity than understanding. We grasp at everything, but catch nothing except wind.



Michel De Montaigne, The Complete Essays Quotes: "Learned we may be with another man's learning: we can only be wise with wisdom of our own."

Learned we may be with another man's learning: we can only be wise with wisdom of our own.



Michel De Montaigne, The Complete Essays Quotes: "All we do is to look after the opinions and learning of others: we ought to make them our own."

All we do is to look after the opinions and learning of others: we ought to make them our own.



Michel De Montaigne, The Complete Essays Quotes: "We must not attach knowledge to the mind, we have to incorporate it there."

We must not attach knowledge to the mind, we have to incorporate it there.



Michel De Montaigne, The Complete Essays Quotes: "Between ourselves, there are two things that I have always observed to be in singular accord: supercelestial thoughts and subterranean conduct."

Between ourselves, there are two things that I have always observed to be in singular accord: supercelestial thoughts and subterranean conduct.



Michel De Montaigne, The Complete Essays Quotes: "Certainly, if he still has himself, a man of understanding has lost nothing."

Certainly, if he still has himself, a man of understanding has lost nothing.



Michel De Montaigne, The Complete Essays Quotes: "On the highest throne in the world, we still sit only on our own bottom."

On the highest throne in the world, we still sit only on our own bottom.



Michel De Montaigne, The Complete Essays Quotes: "Difficulty is a coin which the learned conjure with so as not to reveal the vanity of their studies and which human stupidity is keen to accept in payment"

Difficulty is a coin which the learned conjure with so as not to reveal the vanity of their studies and which human stupidity is keen to accept in payment



Michel De Montaigne, The Complete Essays Quotes: "We are all lumps, and of so various and inform a contexture, that every piece plays, every moment, its own game, and there is as much difference betwixt us and ourselves as betwixt us and others."

We are all lumps, and of so various and inform a contexture, that every piece plays, every moment, its own game, and there is as much difference betwixt us and ourselves as betwixt us and others.



Michel De Montaigne, The Complete Essays Quotes: "[Marriage] happens as with cages: the birds without despair to get in, and those within despair of getting out."

[Marriage] happens as with cages: the birds without despair to get in, and those within despair of getting out.



Michel De Montaigne, The Complete Essays Quotes: "Every other knowledge is harmful to him who does not have knowledge of goodness."

Every other knowledge is harmful to him who does not have knowledge of goodness.



Michel De Montaigne, The Complete Essays Quotes: "Nothing is so firmly believed as that which we least know."

Nothing is so firmly believed as that which we least know.



Michel De Montaigne, The Complete Essays Quotes: "Our zeal works wonders, whenever it supports our inclination toward hatred, cruelty, ambition."

Our zeal works wonders, whenever it supports our inclination toward hatred, cruelty, ambition.