Quotes by Michel Eyquem De Montaigne

Michel Eyquem De Montaigne

Michel Eyquem De Montaigne

French essayist and philosopher

Alive from: 1533-1592

Category: Philosophers

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    The worst of my actions or conditions seem not so ugly unto me as I find it both ugly and base not to dare to avouch for them.
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    The worthiest man to be known, and for a pattern to be presented to the world, he is the man of whom we have most certain knowledge. He hath been declared and enlightened by the most clear-seeing men that ever were; the testimonies we have of him are in faithfulness and sufficiency most admirable.
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    There are few men who dare to publish to the world the prayers they make to Almighty God.
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    There are some defeats more triumphant than victories.
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    There is little less trouble in governing a private family than a whole kingdom.
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    There is no conversation more boring than the one where everybody agrees.
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    There is no course of life so weak and Scottish as that which is ordered by orders, method, and discipline.
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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.
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    There is no passion so contagious as that of fear.
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    There is no pleasure to me without communication: there is not so much as a sprightly thought comes into my mind that it does not grieve me to have produced alone, and that I have no one to tell it to.
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    There is not much less vexation in the government of a private family than in the managing of an entire state.
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    There never was in the world two opinions alike, no more than two hairs or two grains. The most universal quality is diversity.
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    Those things that are dearest to us have cost us the most.
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    To honor him whom we have made is far from honoring him that hath made us..
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    True it is that she who escapeth safe and unpolluted from out the school of freedom, giveth more confidence of herself than she who comet sound out of the school of severity and restraint.
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