Michel de Montaigne

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Michel de Montaigne

Michel de Montaigne

Since we cannot attain unto it, let us revenge ourselves with railing against it.More Michel de Montaigne [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The most manifest sign of wisdom is a continual cheerfulness; her state is like that in the regions above the moon, always clear and serene.More Michel de Montaigne [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
It is good to rub and polish our brain against that of others.More Michel de Montaigne [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
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.More Michel de Montaigne [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
But sure there is need of other remedies than dreaming, a weak contention of art against nature.More Michel de Montaigne [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
I want death to find me planting my cabbageMore Michel de Montaigne [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Dying is a very dull, dreary affair. My advice to you is to have nothing whatever to do with it.More Michel de Montaigne [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
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.More Michel de Montaigne [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
It is not death that alarms me, but dying.More Michel de Montaigne [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
There are some defeats more triumphant than victories.More Michel de Montaigne [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The way of the world is to make laws, but follow custom.More Michel de Montaigne [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Every abridgement of a good book is a fool abridged.More Michel de Montaigne [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The most certain sign of wisdom is cheerfulness.More Michel de Montaigne [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Who does not in some sort live to others, does not live much to himself.More Michel de Montaigne [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Habit is second nature.More Michel de Montaigne [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
If a man urge me to tell wherefore I loved him, I feel it cannot be expressed but by answering: Because it was he, because it was myself.More Michel de Montaigne [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
No man is so exquisitely honest or upright in living, but that ten times in his life he might not lawfully be hanged.More Michel de Montaigne [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
I love those historians that are either very simple or most excellent. Such as are between both (which is the most common fashion), it is they that spoil all; they will needs chew our meat for us and take upon them a law to judge, and by consequence to square and incline the story according to their fantasy.More Michel de Montaigne [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Even from their infancy we frame them to the sports of love: their instruction, behavior, attire, grace, learning and all their words azimuth only at love, respects only affection. Their nurses and their keepers imprint no other thing in them.More Michel de Montaigne [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
I know what I am fleeing from, but not what I am in search of.More Michel de Montaigne [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
No wind favors him who has no destined port.More Michel de Montaigne [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Example is a bright looking-glass, universal and for all shapes to look into.More Michel de Montaigne [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
There is little less trouble in governing a private family than a whole kingdom.More Michel de Montaigne [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
It is very easy to accuse a government of imperfection, for all mortal things are full of it.More Michel de Montaigne [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
My home...It is my retreat and resting place from wars, I try to keep this corner as a haven against the tempest outside, as I do another corner in my soul.More Michel de Montaigne [01/01/2000 12:01:00]

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