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28 Famous Quotes by Michel de Montaigne
2/28/1533 - 9/13/1592
Also Known As:  
Michel Eyquem de Montaigne     Michel Montaigne
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Even on the highest throne in the world, we are still sitting on our ass.

Experience Quotes, by Michel de Montaigne

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

Nature Quotes, by Michel de Montaigne

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Courtesy is a science of the highest importance. It is ... opening a door that we may derive instruction from the example of others, and at the same time enabling us to benefit them by our example, if there be anything in our character worthy of imitation.

Courtesy Quotes, by Michel de Montaigne

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He who establishes his argument by noise and command shows that his reason is weak.

Authority Quotes, by Michel de Montaigne

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There never were in the world two opinions alike, no more than two hairs or two grains; the most universal quality is diversity

Diversity Quotes, by Michel de Montaigne

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

Grammar Quotes, by Michel de Montaigne

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If you don't know how to die, don't worry; Nature will tell you what to do on the spot, fully and adequately. She will do this job perfectly for you; don't bother your head about it.

Nature Quotes, by Michel de Montaigne

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I care not so much what I am to others as what I am to myself. I will be rich by myself, and not by borrowing.

Self-reliance Quotes, by Michel de Montaigne

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I listen with attention to the judgement of all men; but so far as I can remember, I have followed none but my own

Self-reliance Quotes, by Michel de Montaigne

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Don't waste time learning the "tricks of the trade. Instead, learn the trade.

Trade Quotes, by Michel de Montaigne

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Fame and tranquility can never be bedfellows.

Tranquility Quotes, by Michel de Montaigne

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Wit is far more often a shield than a lance

Wit Quotes, by Michel de Montaigne

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Wonder is the foundation of all philosophy, inquiry the progress, ignorance the end

Wonder Quotes, by Michel de Montaigne

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There is nothing more notable in Socrates than that he found time, when he was an old man, to learn music and dancing, and thought it time well spent.

Music Quotes, by Michel de Montaigne

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We can be Knowledgeable with other men's knowledge, but we cannot be wise with other men's wisdom.

Knowledge Quotes, by Michel de Montaigne

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I quote others only in order the better to express myself. •Michel De Montaigne Certain brief sentences are peerless in their ability to give one the feeling that nothing remains to be said. •Jean Rostand I shall never be ashamed of citing a bad author if the line is good.

Quotes Quotes, by Michel de Montaigne

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It should be noted that the games of children are not games, and must be considered as their most serious actions.

Games Quotes, by Michel de Montaigne

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There is no man so good, who, were he to submit all his thoughts and actions to the laws, would not deserve hanging ten times in his life.

Goodness Quotes, by Michel de Montaigne

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Those that will combat use and custom by the strict rules of grammar do but jest.

Grammar Quotes, by Michel de Montaigne

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One may be humble out of pride.

Humility Quotes, by Michel de Montaigne

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

Quotes Quotes, by Michel de Montaigne

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He who is not sure of his memory, should not undertake the trade of lying.

Validity Quotes, by Michel de Montaigne

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There is no conversation more boring than the one where everybody agrees.

Agreement Quotes, by Michel de Montaigne

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There are some defeats more triumphant than victories.

Defeat Quotes, by Michel de Montaigne

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

Love Quotes, by Michel de Montaigne

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