Michel De Montaigne Quotes

Michel De Montaigne Quotes: Whatever is preached to us, and whatever we learn, we should still remember that it is man that gives, and man that receives; it is a mortal hand that presents it to us, it is a mortal hand that accepts it.
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Michel De Montaigne Quote: Authors communicate with the people by some special extrinsic mark; I am the first to do so by my entire being, as Michel de Montaigne.
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Quotes about Michel De Montaigne: Lay a beam between these two towers of such width as we need to walk on: there is no philosophical wisdom of such great firmness that it can give us courage to walk on it as we should if it were on the ground.
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Quote about Michel De Montaigne: 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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Michel De Montaigne Sayings: I am one of those who hold that poetry is never so blithe as in a wanton and irregular subject.
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Michel De Montaigne Saying: It is commonly seen by experience that excellent memories do often accompany weak judgements.
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Sayings about Michel De Montaigne: 'Tis the sharpness of our mind that gives the edge to our pains and pleasures.
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Saying about Michel De Montaigne: Saying is one thing and doing is another
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Michel De Montaigne Quotes: [I]n my country, when they would say a man has no sense, they say, such an one has no memory; and when I complain of the defect of mine, they do not believe me, and reprove me, as though I accused myself for a fool: not discerning the difference betwixt memory and understanding, which is to make matters still worse for me. But they do me wrong; for experience, rather, daily shows us, on the contrary, that a strong memory is commonly coupled with infirm judgment.
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Michel De Montaigne Quote: Ambition sufficiently plagues her proselytes, by keeping themselves always in show, like the statue of a public place.
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Quotes about Michel De Montaigne: He who is not sure of his memory, should not undertake the trade of lying.
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Quote about Michel De Montaigne: The bitterness of the potion, and the abhorrence of the patient are necessary circumstances to the operation. It must be something to trouble and disturb the stomach that must purge and cure it.
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Michel De Montaigne Sayings: The thing in the world I am most afraid of is fear, and with good reason; that passion alone, in the trouble of it, exceeding all other accidents
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Michel De Montaigne Saying: Petty vexations may at times be petty, but still they are vexations. The smallest and most inconsiderable annoyances are the most piercing. As small letters weary the eye most, so the smallest affairs disturb us most.
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Sayings about Michel De Montaigne: Marriage has, for its share, usefulness, justice, honour, and constancy; a stale but more durable pleasure. Love is grounded on pleasure alone, and it is indeed more gratifying to the senses, keener and more acute; a pleasure stirred and kept alive by difficulties. There must be a sting and a smart in it. It ceases to be love if it has no shafts and no fire.
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Saying about Michel De Montaigne: I seek in books only to give myself pleasure by honest amusement; or if I study, I seek only the learning that treats of the knowledge of myself and instructs me in how to die well and live well.
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Michel De Montaigne Quotes: To divert myself from a troublesome fancy, it is but to run to my books; they presently fix me to them, and drive the other out of my thoughts, and do not mutiny to see that I have only recourse to them for want of other more, real, natural, and lively conveniences; they always receive me with the same kindness.
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Michel De Montaigne Quote: We have no participation in Being, because all human nature is ever midway between being born and dying, giving off only a vague image and shadow of itself, and a weak and uncertain opinion. And if you chance to fix your thoughts on trying to grasp its essence, it would be neither more nor less than if your tried to clutch water.
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