Top 10 Most Famous Michel de Montaigne Quotes (BEST)
The most certain sign of is wisdom . cheerfulness
A man who suffering is already suffering from what he fears. fears
My life has been full of terrible misfortunes most of which never happened.
The greatest thing in the world is to know how to belong to oneself.
I quote others only in order the better to express myself.
I do not care so much what I am to others as I care what I am to myself.
On the highest throne in the world, we still sit only on our own bottom.
Lying is a terrible vice, it testifies that one despises God, but men. fears
I speak the , not so much as I would, but as much as I dare; and I dare a little more as I grow older. truth
The value of life lies not in the length of days, but in the use we make of them… Whether you find satisfaction in life depends not on your tale of years, but on your will. 3 Michel de Montaigne Quotes on Marriage
is like a cage; one sees the birds outside desperate to get in, and those inside equally desperate to get out. Marriage
A good would be between a blind wife and a deaf husband. marriage
If there is such a thing as a good , it is because it resembles marriage rather than friendship . love 11 Wise Michel de Montaigne Quotes to Live By (WISDOM)
We can be knowledgable with other men’s but we cannot be wise with other men’s knowledge . wisdom
I will be rich by myself, and not by borrowing.
in the goodness of another is good proof of one’s own goodness. Confidence
Let us permit to have her way. She understands her business better than we do. nature
It is good to rub and polish our brain against that of others.
Poverty of goods is easily cured; poverty of soul, impossible.
Lend yourself to others, but give yourself to yourself.
Don’t discuss yourself, for you are bound to lose; if you belittle yourself, you are believed; if you praise yourself, you are disbelieved.
No wind serves him who addresses his voyage to no certain port.
A wise man never loses anything, if he has himself.
There is no desire more natural than the desire for . knowledge 12 Michel de Montaigne Quotes that will Make You Think
If I speak of myself in different ways, that is because I look at myself in different ways.
There are some defeats more triumphant than victories.
Sometimes it is a good choice not to choose at all.
Men are most apt to believe what they least understand.
There is no so contagious as that of passion . fear
Nothing fixes a thing so intensely in the memory as the wish to forget it.
A straight oar looks bent in the water. What matters is not merely that we see things but how we see them.
I am afraid that our eyes are bigger than our stomachs, and that we have more curiosity than understanding. We grasp at everything, but catch nothing except wind.
Stubborn and ardent clinging to one’s opinion is the best proof of stupidity.
Obsession is the wellspring of and madness. genius
When I am attacked by gloomy thoughts, nothing helps me so much as running to my books. They quickly absorb me and banish the clouds from my mind.
Ignorance is the softest pillow on which a man can rest his head. 2 Michel de Montaigne Quotes on Courage
Valor is stability, not of legs and arms, but of and the soul. courage
The strangest, most generous, and proudest of all virtues is true courage. 15 Michel de Montaigne Quotes About Life
“We must learn to endure what we cannot avoid. Our life is composed, like the
of the world, of contrary things, also of different tones, sweet and harsh, sharp and flat, soft and loud. If a musician liked only one kind, what would he have to say?” harmony Michel de Montaigne
The soul which has no fixed in life is lost; to be everywhere, is to be nowhere. purpose
There is nothing more notable in than that he found Socrates , when he was an old man, to learn time and dancing, and thought it time well spent. music
The pleasantest things in the world are pleasant thoughts, and the great art of life is to have as many of them as possible.
There is no conversation more boring than the one where everybody agrees.
I know well what I am fleeing from but not what I am in search of.
It should be noted that at play are not playing about; their games should be seen as their most serious-minded activity. children
If you press me to say why I loved him, I can say no more than because he was he, and I was I.
The greater part of the world’s troubles are due to questions of grammar.
It is not necessity but abundance which produces greed.
He who establishes his argument by noise and command shows that his reason is weak.
We are more unhappy to see people ahead of us than happy to see people behind us.
, seeing that she could not make fools wise, has made them Fortune . lucky
I prefer the company of peasants because they have not been educated sufficiently to reason incorrectly.
My art and profession is to live. 2 Michel de Montaigne Quotes on Cats
In nine lifetimes, you’ll never know as much about your cat as your cat knows about you.
When I play with my cat, who knows whether she is not amusing herself with me more than I with her.
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