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Michel De Montaigne Quotes: "Greatness of soul consists not so much in soaring high and in pressing forward as in knowing how to adapt and limit oneself."

Greatness of soul consists not so much in soaring high and in pressing forward as in knowing how to adapt and limit oneself.




Michel De Montaigne Quotes: "L'utilité du vivre n'est pas en l'espace: elle est en l'usage."

L'utilité du vivre n'est pas en l'espace: elle est en l'usage.



Michel De Montaigne 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 Quotes: "We have nothing to fear but fear itself"

We have nothing to fear but fear itself




Michel De Montaigne 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 Quotes: "We only labor to stuff the memory, and leave the conscience and the understanding unfurnished and void."

We only labor to stuff the memory, and leave the conscience and the understanding unfurnished and void.



Michel De Montaigne Quotes: "L'honneste est stable et permanent."

L'honneste est stable et permanent.




Michel De Montaigne Quotes: "Desire and hope will push us on toward the future."

Desire and hope will push us on toward the future.



Michel De Montaigne Quotes: "Stubborn and ardent clinging to one's opinion is the best proof of stupidity."

Stubborn and ardent clinging to one's opinion is the best proof of stupidity.



Michel De Montaigne 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 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 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 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 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 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 Quotes: "Every one rushes elsewhere and into the future, because no one wants to face one's own inner self."

Every one rushes elsewhere and into the future, because no one wants to face one's own inner self.



Michel De Montaigne Quotes: "There is no passion so contagious as that of fear."

There is no passion so contagious as that of fear.



Michel De Montaigne Quotes: "One should be ever booted and spurred and ready to depart."

One should be ever booted and spurred and ready to depart.



Michel De Montaigne Quotes: "I prefer the company of peasants because they have not been educated sufficiently to reason incorrectly."

I prefer the company of peasants because they have not been educated sufficiently to reason incorrectly.



Michel De Montaigne Quotes: "If it be well weighed, to say that a man lieth, is as much to say, as that he is brave towards God and a coward towards men."

If it be well weighed, to say that a man lieth, is as much to say, as that he is brave towards God and a coward towards men.



Michel De Montaigne Quotes: "The Ancient Mariner said to Neptune during a great storm 'O God you will save me if you wish but I am going to go on holding my tiller straight.'"

The Ancient Mariner said to Neptune during a great storm 'O God you will save me if you wish but I am going to go on holding my tiller straight.'



Michel De Montaigne Quotes: "The highest wisdom is continual cheerfulness such a state like the region above the moon is always clear and serene."

The highest wisdom is continual cheerfulness such a state like the region above the moon is always clear and serene.



Michel De Montaigne Quotes: "Let us permit nature to have her way. She understands her business better than we do."

Let us permit nature to have her way. She understands her business better than we do.



Michel De Montaigne Quotes: "My life has been full of terrible misfortunes most of which never happened."

My life has been full of terrible misfortunes most of which never happened.



Michel De Montaigne 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 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 Quotes: "I...think it much more supportable to be always alone, than never to be so."

I...think it much more supportable to be always alone, than never to be so.



Michel De Montaigne 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 Quotes: "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."

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 Quotes: "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."

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.



Michel De Montaigne Quotes: "Philosophy is doubt."

Philosophy is doubt.



Michel De Montaigne Quotes: "It is commonly seen by experience that excellent memories do often accompany weak judgements."

It is commonly seen by experience that excellent memories do often accompany weak judgements.



Michel De Montaigne Quotes: "I put forward formless and unresolved notions, as do those who publish doubtful questions to debate in the schools, not to establish the truth but to seek it."

I put forward formless and unresolved notions, as do those who publish doubtful questions to debate in the schools, not to establish the truth but to seek it.



Michel De Montaigne Quotes: "When I religiously confess myself to myself I find that the best virtue I have has in it some tincture of vice."

When I religiously confess myself to myself I find that the best virtue I have has in it some tincture of vice.



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

Why do people respect the package rather than the man?



Michel De Montaigne Quotes: "A man with nothing to lend should refrain from borrowing."

A man with nothing to lend should refrain from borrowing.



Michel De Montaigne Quotes: "There is no passion so much transports the sincerity of judgement as doth anger."

There is no passion so much transports the sincerity of judgement as doth anger.



Michel De Montaigne 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 Quotes: "The greatest thing in the world is to know how to live to yourself."

The greatest thing in the world is to know how to live to yourself.



Michel De Montaigne Quotes: "There is no course of life so weak and sottish as that which is managed by order method and discipline."

There is no course of life so weak and sottish as that which is managed by order method and discipline.



Michel De Montaigne Quotes: "The public weal requires that men should betray, and lie, and massacre."

The public weal requires that men should betray, and lie, and massacre.



Michel De Montaigne Quotes: "Riches like glory or health have no more beauty or pleasure than their possessor is pleased to lend them."

Riches like glory or health have no more beauty or pleasure than their possessor is pleased to lend them.



Michel De Montaigne 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 Quotes: "We are all of us richer than we think we are."

We are all of us richer than we think we are.



Michel De Montaigne 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 Quotes: "My life has been full of terrible misfortunes most of which never happened."

My life has been full of terrible misfortunes most of which never happened.



Michel De Montaigne Quotes: "The Ancient Mariner said to Neptune during a great storm "O God you will save me if you wish but I am going to go on holding my tiller straight.""

The Ancient Mariner said to Neptune during a great storm "O God you will save me if you wish but I am going to go on holding my tiller straight."



Michel De Montaigne Quotes: "There are defeats more triumphant than victories."

There are defeats more triumphant than victories.



Michel De Montaigne Quotes: "Death, they say, acquits us of all obligations."

Death, they say, acquits us of all obligations.