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Montaigne Quotes By Michel De Montaigne: Lend yourself to others, but give yourself to Lend yourself to others, but give yourself to yourself. Michel De Montaigne
Montaigne Quotes By Michel De Montaigne: No one is exempt from talking nonsense; the No one is exempt from talking nonsense; the misfortune is to do it solemnly Michel De Montaigne
Montaigne Quotes By Michel De Montaigne: Rejoice in the things that are present; all Rejoice in the things that are present; all else is beyond thee. Michel De Montaigne
Montaigne Quotes By Michel De Montaigne: Rash and incessant scolding runs into custom and Rash and incessant scolding runs into custom and renders itself despised. Michel De Montaigne
Montaigne Quotes By Michel De Montaigne: The thing I fear most is fear. The thing I fear most is fear. Michel De Montaigne
Montaigne Quotes By Michel De Montaigne: I speak the truth, not so much as I speak the truth, not so much as I would, but as much as I dare; and I dare a little more as I grow older. Michel De Montaigne
Montaigne Quotes By Michel De Montaigne: The plague of man is the opinion of The plague of man is the opinion of knowledge. That is why ignorance is so recommended by our religion as a quality suitable to belief and obedience. — Michel De Montaigne
Montaigne Quotes By Michel De Montaigne: There is as much difference between us and There is as much difference between us and ourselves as there is between us and others. — Michel De Montaigne
Montaigne Quotes By Michel De Montaigne: There is nothing on which men are commonly There is nothing on which men are commonly more intent than on making a way for their opinions. — Michel De Montaigne
Montaigne Quotes By Michel De Montaigne: It is not a mind, it is not It is not a mind, it is not a body that we educate, but it is a man, and we must not make two parts of him. — Michel De Montaigne
Montaigne Quotes By Michel De Montaigne: I speak to the paper, as I speak I speak to the paper, as I speak to the first person I meet. — Michel De Montaigne
Montaigne Quotes By Michel De Montaigne: Friendship is a creature formed for a companionship Friendship is a creature formed for a companionship not for a herd. — Michel De Montaigne
Montaigne Quotes By Michel De Montaigne: Gentleness and repose are paramount to everything else Gentleness and repose are paramount to everything else in woman. — Michel De Montaigne
Montaigne Quotes By Michel De Montaigne: One should be ever booted and spurred and One should be ever booted and spurred and ready to depart. — Michel De Montaigne
Montaigne Quotes By Michel De Montaigne: As far as I am concerned, no road As far as I am concerned, no road that would lead us to health is either arduous or expensive. — Michel De Montaigne
Montaigne Quotes By Michel De Montaigne: Fie on the eloquence that leaves us craving Fie on the eloquence that leaves us craving itself, not things! — Michel De Montaigne
Montaigne Quotes By Michel De Montaigne: We only labor to stuff the memory, and We only labor to stuff the memory, and leave the conscience and the understanding unfurnished and void. — Michel De Montaigne
Montaigne Quotes By Michel De Montaigne: Valor is stability, not of legs and arms, Valor is stability, not of legs and arms, but of courage and the soul — Michel De Montaigne
Montaigne Quotes By Michel De Montaigne: Nothing fixes a thing so intensely in the Nothing fixes a thing so intensely in the mind as the wish to forget it. — Michel De Montaigne
Montaigne Quotes By Michel De Montaigne: Whatever can be done another day can be Whatever can be done another day can be done today. — Michel De Montaigne
Montaigne Quotes By Michel De Montaigne: Were I to live my life over again, Were I to live my life over again, I should live it just as I have done. I neither complain of the past, nor do I fear the future. — Michel De Montaigne
Montaigne Quotes By Michel De Montaigne: A well-bred man is always sociable and complaisant. A well-bred man is always sociable and complaisant. — Michel De Montaigne
Montaigne Quotes By Michel De Montaigne: The sage says that all that is under The sage says that all that is under heaven incurs the same law and the same fate. — Michel De Montaigne
Montaigne Quotes By Michel De Montaigne: A man must always study, but he must A man must always study, but he must not always go to school: what a contemptible thing is an old abecedarian! — Michel De Montaigne
Montaigne Quotes By Michel De Montaigne: Man is certainly stark mad; he cannot make Man is certainly stark mad; he cannot make a worm, and yet he will be making gods by dozens. — Michel De Montaigne
Montaigne Quotes By Michel De Montaigne: [Marriage] happens as with cages: the birds without [Marriage] happens as with cages: the birds without despair to get in, and those within despair of getting out. — Michel De Montaigne
Montaigne Quotes By Michel De Montaigne: Glory consists of two parts: the one in Glory consists of two parts: the one in setting too great a value upon ourselves, and the other in setting too little a value upon others. — Michel De Montaigne
Montaigne Quotes By Michel De Montaigne: Man in sooth is a marvellous, vain, fickle, Man in sooth is a marvellous, vain, fickle, and unstable subject. — Michel De Montaigne
Montaigne Quotes By Michel De Montaigne: I quote others in order to better express I quote others in order to better express myself. — Michel De Montaigne
Montaigne Quotes By Michel De Montaigne: All the world knows me in my book, All the world knows me in my book, and my book in me. — Michel De Montaigne
Montaigne Quotes By Michel De Montaigne: It is fear that I am most afraid It is fear that I am most afraid of. — Michel De Montaigne
Montaigne Quotes By Michel De Montaigne: The same reason that makes us chide and The same reason that makes us chide and brawl and fall out with any of our neighbors, causeth a war to follow between Princes. — Michel De Montaigne
Montaigne Quotes By Michel De Montaigne: It is good to rub and polish our It is good to rub and polish our brain against that of others. — Michel De Montaigne
Montaigne Quotes By Michel De Montaigne: We call comeliness a mischance in the first We call comeliness a mischance in the first respect, which belongs principally to the face. — Michel De Montaigne
Montaigne Quotes By Michel De Montaigne: Death is not one of our social managements; Death is not one of our social managements; it is a scene with one character. — Michel De Montaigne
Montaigne Quotes By Michel De Montaigne: In plain truth, lying is an accursed vice. In plain truth, lying is an accursed vice. We are not men, nor have any other tie upon another, but by our word. — Michel De Montaigne
Montaigne Quotes By Michel De Montaigne: I see this evident, that we willingly accord I see this evident, that we willingly accord to piety only the services that flatter our passions. — Michel De Montaigne
Montaigne Quotes By Michel De Montaigne: Report followeth not all goodness, except difficulty and Report followeth not all goodness, except difficulty and rarity be joined thereto. — Michel De Montaigne
Montaigne Quotes By Michel De Montaigne: Even opinion is of force enough to make Even opinion is of force enough to make itself to be espoused at the expense of life. — Michel De Montaigne
Montaigne Quotes By Michel De Montaigne: I find that the best virtue I have I find that the best virtue I have has in it some tincture of vice. — Michel De Montaigne
Montaigne Quotes By Michel De Montaigne: No pleasure is fully delightful without communications, and No pleasure is fully delightful without communications, and no delight absolute except imparted. — Michel De Montaigne
Montaigne Quotes By Michel De Montaigne: Whoever believes anything esteems that it is a Whoever believes anything esteems that it is a work of charity to persuade another of it. — Michel De Montaigne
Montaigne Quotes By Michel De Montaigne: Reason has so many forms that we do Reason has so many forms that we do not know which to choose-Experiment has no fewer. — Michel De Montaigne
Montaigne Quotes By Michel De Montaigne: If there is such a thing as a If there is such a thing as a good marriage, it is because it resembles friendship rather than love. — Michel De Montaigne
Montaigne Quotes By Michel De Montaigne: All passions that suffer themselves to be relished All passions that suffer themselves to be relished and digested are but moderate. — Michel De Montaigne
Montaigne Quotes By Michel De Montaigne: The archer who overshoots his mark does no The archer who overshoots his mark does no better than he who falls short of it. — Michel De Montaigne
Montaigne Quotes By Michel De Montaigne: Lying is a terrible vice, it testifies that Lying is a terrible vice, it testifies that one despises God, but fears men. — Michel De Montaigne
Montaigne Quotes By Michel De Montaigne: Certainly, if he still has himself, a man Certainly, if he still has himself, a man of understanding has lost nothing. — Michel De Montaigne
Montaigne Quotes By Michel De Montaigne: I will follow the good side right to I will follow the good side right to the fire, but not into it if I can help it. — Michel De Montaigne
Montaigne Quotes By Michel De Montaigne: In love, 'tis no other than frantic desire In love, 'tis no other than frantic desire for that which flies from us. — Michel De Montaigne
Montaigne Quotes By Michel De Montaigne: I love a gay and sociable wisdom, and I love a gay and sociable wisdom, and shun harshness and austerity in behaviour, holding every surly countenance suspect. — Michel De Montaigne
Montaigne Quotes By Michel De Montaigne: Women when they marry buy a cat in Women when they marry buy a cat in the bag. — Michel De Montaigne
Montaigne Quotes By Michel De Montaigne: The laws of conscience, though we ascribe them The laws of conscience, though we ascribe them to nature, actually come from custom. — Michel De Montaigne
Montaigne Quotes By Michel De Montaigne: The truth of these days is not that The truth of these days is not that which really is, but what every man persuades another man to believe. — Michel De Montaigne
Montaigne Quotes By Michel De Montaigne: Every man may speak truly, but to speak Every man may speak truly, but to speak methodically, prudently, and fully is a talent that few men have. — Michel De Montaigne
Montaigne Quotes By Michel De Montaigne: From Obedience and submission comes all our virtues, From Obedience and submission comes all our virtues, and all sin is comes from self-opinion. — Michel De Montaigne
Montaigne Quotes By Michel De Montaigne: Everyone gives the title of barbarism to everything Everyone gives the title of barbarism to everything that is not in use in his own country. — Michel De Montaigne
Montaigne Quotes By Michel De Montaigne: I moreover affirm that our wisdom itself, and I moreover affirm that our wisdom itself, and wisest consultations, for the most part commit themselves to the conduct of chance. — Michel De Montaigne
Montaigne Quotes By Michel De Montaigne: It is the rule of rules, and the It is the rule of rules, and the general law of all laws, that every person should observe those of the place where he is. — Michel De Montaigne
Montaigne Quotes By Michel De Montaigne: It is not my deeds that I write It is not my deeds that I write down, it is myself, my essence. — Michel De Montaigne
Montaigne Quotes By Michel De Montaigne: Why did I love her? Because it was Why did I love her? Because it was her; because it was me. — Michel De Montaigne
Montaigne Quotes By Michel De Montaigne: No pleasure has any savor for me without No pleasure has any savor for me without communication. — Michel De Montaigne
Montaigne Quotes By Michel De Montaigne: The beauty of stature is the only beauty The beauty of stature is the only beauty of men. — Michel De Montaigne
Montaigne Quotes By Michel De Montaigne: A liar would be brave toward God, while A liar would be brave toward God, while he is a coward toward men; for a lie faces God, and shrinks from man. — Michel De Montaigne
Montaigne Quotes By Michel De Montaigne: Decency, not to dare to do that in Decency, not to dare to do that in public which it is decent enough to do in private. — Michel De Montaigne
Montaigne Quotes By Michel De Montaigne: To smell, though well, is to stink. To smell, though well, is to stink. — Michel De Montaigne
Montaigne Quotes By Michel De Montaigne: My life has been full of terrible misfortunes My life has been full of terrible misfortunes most of which never happened. — Michel De Montaigne
Montaigne Quotes By Michel De Montaigne: We seek and offer ourselves to be gulled. We seek and offer ourselves to be gulled. — Michel De Montaigne
Montaigne Quotes By Michel De Montaigne: Every movement reveals us. Every movement reveals us. — Michel De Montaigne
Montaigne Quotes By Michel De Montaigne: Necessity is a violent school-mistress. Necessity is a violent school-mistress. — Michel De Montaigne
Montaigne Quotes By Michel De Montaigne: There is a certain amount of purpose, acquiescence, There is a certain amount of purpose, acquiescence, and satisfaction in nursing one's melancholy. — Michel De Montaigne
Montaigne Quotes By Michel De Montaigne: There are some defeats more triumphant than victories. There are some defeats more triumphant than victories. — Michel De Montaigne
Montaigne Quotes By Michel De Montaigne: Habituation puts to sleep the eye of our Habituation puts to sleep the eye of our judgment. — Michel De Montaigne
Montaigne Quotes By Michel De Montaigne: As for me, then, I love life and As for me, then, I love life and cultivate it just as God has been pleased to grant it to us. — Michel De Montaigne
Montaigne Quotes By Michel De Montaigne: The most fruitful and natural exercise for our The most fruitful and natural exercise for our minds is, in my opinion, conversation. — Michel De Montaigne
Montaigne Quotes By Michel De Montaigne: If I speak of myself in different ways, If I speak of myself in different ways, that is because I look at myself in different ways. — Michel De Montaigne
Montaigne Quotes By John C. Maxwell: As Michel de Montaigne observed, "No wind favors As Michel de Montaigne observed, "No wind favors him who has no destined port. — John C. Maxwell
Montaigne Quotes By David Allen: Get a purge for your brain. It will Get a purge for your brain. It will do better than for your stomach. - Michel Eyquem de MontaigneDavid Allen
Montaigne Quotes By Michel De Montaigne: Let every foot have its own shoe. Let every foot have its own shoe. — Michel De Montaigne
Montaigne Quotes By Michel De Montaigne: Learned we may be with another man's learning: Learned we may be with another man's learning: we can only be wise with wisdom of our own. — Michel De Montaigne
Montaigne Quotes By Michel De Montaigne: The reverse side of truth has a hundred The reverse side of truth has a hundred thousand shapes and no defined limits. — Michel De Montaigne
Montaigne Quotes By Michel De Montaigne: The day of your birth leads you to The day of your birth leads you to death as well as to life . — Michel De Montaigne
Montaigne Quotes By Michel De Montaigne: Those who have compared our life to a Those who have compared our life to a dream were right ... we were sleeping wake, and waking sleep. — Michel De Montaigne
Montaigne Quotes By Michel De Montaigne: When I quote others I do so in When I quote others I do so in order to express my own ideas more clearly. — Michel De Montaigne
Montaigne Quotes By Michel De Montaigne: How many quarrels, and how important, has the How many quarrels, and how important, has the doubt as to the meaning of this syllable "Hoc" produced for the world! — Michel De Montaigne
Montaigne Quotes By Michel De Montaigne: Fear sometimes adds wings to the heels, and Fear sometimes adds wings to the heels, and sometimes nails them to the ground, and fetters them from moving. — Michel De Montaigne
Montaigne Quotes By Michel De Montaigne: Dreams are faithful interpreters of our inclinations; but Dreams are faithful interpreters of our inclinations; but there is art required to sort and understand them. — Michel De Montaigne
Montaigne Quotes By Michel De Montaigne: Things are not bad in themselves, but our Things are not bad in themselves, but our cowardice makes them so. — Michel De Montaigne
Montaigne Quotes By Michel De Montaigne: I set forth notions that are human and I set forth notions that are human and my own, simply as human notions considered in themselves, not as determined and decreed by heavenly ordinance. — Michel De Montaigne
Montaigne Quotes By Michel De Montaigne: Obstinacy and contention are common qualities, most appearing Obstinacy and contention are common qualities, most appearing in, and best becoming, a mean and illiterate soul. — Michel De Montaigne