Michel Eyquem de Montaigne Quotes

162 Michel Eyquem de Montaigne quotes:

"Age imprints more wrinkles in the mind than it does on the face."
"We only labor to stuff the memory, and leave the conscience and the understanding unfurnished and void."
"Make your educational laws strict and your criminal ones can be gentle; but if you leave youth its liberty you will have to dig dungeons for ages."
"But sure there is need of other remedies than dreaming, a weak contention of art against nature."
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"There never were in the world two opinions alike, no more than two hairs or two grains; the most universal quality is diversity"
"There are defeats more triumphant than victories."
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"Not being able to govern events, I govern myself."
"Example is a bright looking-glass, universal and for all shapes to look into."
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"Valor is stability, not of legs and arms, but of courage and the soul."
"There are some defeats more triumphant than victories."
"The strangest, most generous, and proudest of all virtues is true courage."
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"We need very strong ears to hear ourselves judged frankly, and because there are few who can endure frank criticism without being stung by it, those who venture to criticize us perform a remarkable act of friendship, for to undertake to wound or offe"
"Since we cannot attain unto it, let us revenge ourselves with railing against it."
"He who establishes his argument by noise and command shows that his reason is weak."
"No profession or occupation is more pleasing than the military; a profession or exercise both noble in execution (for the strongest, most generous and proudest of all virtues is true valor) and noble in its cause. No utility either more just or universal than the protection of the repose or defense of the greatness of one's country. The company and daily conversation of so many noble, young and active men cannot but be well-pleasing to you."
"All the fame you should look for in life is to have lived it quietly."
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"He who fears will suffer, he already suffers from his fear."
"The thing I fear most is fear."
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"There is no passion so contagious as that of fear."
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"There is little less trouble in governing a private family than a whole kingdom"
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