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Michel de Montaigne Quotes

Philosopher
Born On
1533-02-28
Died On
1592-09-13
Birth Place
Château de Montaigne
Death Place
Château de Montaigne
Birth Sign
pisces
Father
Pierre Eyquem, Pierre Eyquem de Montaigne
Mother
Antoinette López de Villanueva
Spouse
Françoise de la Chassaigne
Nationality
French
Education
College of Guienne, University of Toulouse, University of Toulouse-Jean Jaurès

Confidence in others' honesty is no light testimony of one's own integrity.

Michel de Montaigne

For truly it is to be noted, that children's plays are not sports, and should be deemed as their most serious actions.

Michel de Montaigne

A wise man sees as much as he ought, not as much as he can.

Michel de Montaigne

Ambition is not a vice of little people.

Michel de Montaigne

A good marriage would be between a blind wife and a deaf husband.

Michel de Montaigne

A wise man never loses anything, if he has himself.

Michel de Montaigne

Confidence in the goodness of another is good proof of one's own goodness.

Michel de Montaigne

Age imprints more wrinkles in the mind than it does on the face.

Michel de Montaigne

Death, they say, acquits us of all obligations.

Michel de Montaigne

A man who fears suffering is already suffering from what he fears.

Michel de Montaigne

How many things we held yesterday as articles of faith which today we tell as fables.

Michel de Montaigne

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

Michel de Montaigne

I do myself a greater injury in lying than I do him of whom I tell a lie.

Michel de Montaigne

An un-tempted woman cannot boast of her chastity.

Michel de Montaigne

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

Michel de Montaigne

It is a monstrous thing that I will say, but I will say it all the same: I find in many things more restraint and order in my morals than in my opinions, and my lust less depraved than my reason.

Michel de Montaigne

Valor is stability, not of legs and arms, but of courage and the soul.

Michel de Montaigne

Fortune, seeing that she could not make fools wise, has made them lucky.

Michel de Montaigne

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.

Michel de Montaigne