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44 Famous Quotes by Michael Eyquen de Montaigne

Even opinion is of force enough to make itself to be espoused at the expense of life.

Opinion Quotes, by Michael Eyquen de Montaigne , Source: Of Good and Evil (ch. XL)

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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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