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44 Famous Quotes by Michael Eyquen de Montaigne

When we see a man with bad shoes, we say it is no wonder, if he is a shoemaker. [Fr., Quand nous veoyons un homme mal chausse, nous disons que ce n'est pas merveille, s'il est chausstier.]

Shoemaking Quotes, by Michael Eyquen de Montaigne , Source: Essays (bk. I, ch. XXIV)

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To each foot its own shoe. [Fr., A chaque pied son soulier.]

Shoemaking Quotes, by Michael Eyquen de Montaigne , Source: Essays (bk. III, ch. XIII)

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The bees pillage the flowers here and there but they make honey of them which is all their own; it is no longer thyme or marjolaine: so the pieces borrowed from others he will transform and mix up into a work all his own. [Fr., Les abeilles pillotent deca dela les fleurs; mais elles en font aprez le miel, qui est tout leur; ce n'est plus thym, ny marjolaine: ainsi les pieces empruntees d'aultruy, il les transformera et confondra pour en faire un ouvrage tout sien.]

Plagiarism Quotes, by Michael Eyquen de Montaigne , Source: Essays (bk. I, ch. XXV)

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Amongst so many borrowed things, am glad if I can steal one, disguising and altering it for some new service.

Plagiarism Quotes, by Michael Eyquen de Montaigne , Source: Essays--Of Physiognomy

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Every one's true worship was that which he found in use in the place where he chanced to be.

Worship Quotes, by Michael Eyquen de Montaigne , Source: Apology for Raimond Sebond, quoting Apollo

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'Tis so much to be a king, that he only is so by being so. - Michael Eyquen de Montaigne,

Royalty Quotes, by Michael Eyquen de Montaigne , Source: Essays--Of the Inconveniences of Greatness

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Necessity is a violent school-mistress. [Fr., C'est une violente maistresse d'eschole que la necessite.]

Necessity Quotes, by Michael Eyquen de Montaigne , Source: Essays (bk. I, 47)

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Adrian, the Emperor, exclaimed incessantly, when dying, "That the crowd of physicians had killed him."

Medicine Quotes, by Michael Eyquen de Montaigne , Source: Essays (bk. II, ch. XXXVII)

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How the Doctor's brow should smile, Crown'd with wreaths of camomile.

Medicine Quotes, by Michael Eyquen de Montaigne , Source: Essays (bk. II, ch. XXXVII)

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One may be humble out of pride.

Humility Quotes, by Michael Eyquen de Montaigne , Source: Of Presumption (bk. II, ch. XVII)

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How many things served us yesterday for articles of faith, which to-day are fables to us! [Fr., Combien de choses nous servoient heir d'articles de foy, qui nous sont fables aujourd'hui!]

Faith Quotes, by Michael Eyquen de Montaigne , Source: Essays (bk. I, ch. XXVI)

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How many worthy men have we seen survive their own reputations!

Reputation Quotes, by Michael Eyquen de Montaigne , Source: Essays--Of Glory

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My appetite comes to me while eating.

Appetite Quotes, by Michael Eyquen de Montaigne , Source: Essays--Of Vanity (bk. III, ch. IX)

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Like the watermen who advance forward while they look backward.

Boating Quotes, by Michael Eyquen de Montaigne , Source: Of Profit and Honesty (bk. II, ch. XXIX)

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The secret counsels of princes are a troublesome burden to such as have only to execute them. [Fr., C'est une importune garde, du secret des princes, a qui n'en que faire.]

Advice Quotes, by Michael Eyquen de Montaigne , Source: Essays (III, 1)

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You have your face bare; I am all face. [Fr., Vous avez bien la face desouverte; moi je suis tout face.]

Faces Quotes, by Michael Eyquen de Montaigne , Source: Essays (vol. I, ch XXXV), answer of a naked beggar who was asked whether he was not cold

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No one is exempt from taking nonsense; the misfortune is to do it solemnly.

Nonsense Quotes, by Michael Eyquen de Montaigne , Source: Essays (bk. III, ch. I)

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There are some defeats more triumphant than victories.

Victory Quotes, by Michael Eyquen de Montaigne , Source: Of Cannibals (ch. XXX)

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A wise man loses nothing, if he but save himself.

Loss Quotes, by Michael Eyquen de Montaigne , Source: Essays--Of Solitude

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