Michel De Montaigne Quotes

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Michel De Montaigne Quotes

Have you known how to take rest? You have done more than he who hath taken empires and cities.
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He who fears he will suffer, already suffers from his fear.

— Michel De Montaigne

To learn that we have said or done a foolish thing, that is nothing; we must learn that we are nothing but fools, a far broader and more important lesson.

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He lives happy and master of himself who can say as each day passes on, I have lived.

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The greatest thing in the world is to know how to live to yourself.

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It is an absolute and virtually divine perfection to know how to enjoy our being rightfully.

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For table-talk, I prefer the pleasant and witty before the learned and the grave; in bed, beauty before goodness.

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'As a man who knows how to make his education into a rule of life not a means of showing off; who can control himself and obey his own principles.' The true mirror of our discourse is the course of our lives.

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The strength of any plan depends on the time. Circumstances and things eternally shift and change.

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Books are pleasant, but if by being over-studious we impair our health and spoil our good humour, two of the best things we have, let us give it over. I, for my part, am one of those who think no fruit derived from them can recompense so great a loss.

— Michel De Montaigne

We have so much ill fortune as inconstancy, or so much bad purpose as folly, we are not so full of evil as we are of inanity; we are not so wretched as we are base

— Michel De Montaigne

I do not teach. I relate.

— Michel De Montaigne

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