Michel Eyquem de Montaigne Quotes


162 Michel Eyquem de Montaigne quotes:



"No man is so exquisitely honest or upright in living, but that ten times in his life he might not lawfully be hanged."
Author: Montaigne Quotes Category: Honesty Quotes
"Man is stark mad; he cannot make a flea, and yet he will be making gods by the dozens."
"Ignorance is the softest pillow on which a man can rest his head"
"Wonder is the foundation of all philosophy, inquiry the progress, ignorance the end"
"No wind favors him who has no destined port."
Author: Montaigne Quotes Category: Goals Quotes
"It is not the want, but rather abundance that creates avarice."
Author: Montaigne Quotes Category: Greed Quotes
"Nothing fixes a thing so intensely in the memory as the wish to forget it."
"I know well what I am fleeing from but not what I am in search of."
"In nine lifetimes, you'll never know as much about your cat as your cat knows about you."
"A man who fears suffering is already suffering from what he fears."
"Poverty of goods is easily cured; poverty of soul, impossible."
Author: Montaigne Quotes Category: French Philosopher Quotes Poverty Quotes
"If you press me to say why I loved him, I can say no more than because he was he, and I was I."
"My life has been full of terrible misfortunes most of which never happened."
"Unless a man feels he has a good enough memory, he should never venture to lie."
"The value of life is not in the length of days, but in the use we make of them; a man may live long yet very little."
"I have never seen a greater monster or miracle in the world than myself."
"We can be knowledgable with other men's knowledge but we cannot be wise with other men's wisdom."
"My trade and art is to live."
"How many condemnations I have witnessed more criminal than the crime!"
"How many things we held yesterday as articles of faith which today we tell as fables."



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