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Michel Eyquem de Montaigne Quotes

162 Michel Eyquem de Montaigne quotes:

"How many condemnations I have witnessed more criminal than the crime!"
"Ignorance is the softest pillow on which a man can rest his head."
"It is the mind that maketh good or ill, That maketh wretch or happy, rich or poor."
"The finest souls are those that have the most variety and suppleness."
"The value of life lies not in the length of days, but in the use we make of them... Whether you find satisfaction in life depends not on your tale of years, but on your will."
"There is no desire more natural than the desire for knowledge."
"'Tis the sharpness of our mind that gives the edge to our pains and pleasures."
"It should be noted that children at play are not playing about; their games should be seen as their most serious-minded activity."
"Of all our infirmities, the most savage is to despise our being."
"I care not so much what I am to others as what I am to myself. I will be rich by myself, and not by borrowing."
"The world is all a carcass and vanity, The shadow of a shadow, a play And in one word, just nothing."
"Man is stark mad; he cannot make a flea, and yet he will be making gods by the dozens."
"Experience has taught me this, that we undo ourselves by impatience. Misfortunes have their life and their limits, their sickness and their health."
Author: Montaigne Quotes Category: Patience Quotes
"I conceive that pleasures are to be avoided if greater pains be the consequence, and pains to be coveted that will terminate in greater pleasures."
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"It is easier to write an indifferent poem than to understand a good one."
Author: Montaigne Quotes Category: Poet Quotes
"Poverty of goods is easily cured; poverty of the mind is irreparable."
"I care not so much what I am in the opinion of others, as what I am in my own; I would be rich of myself and not by borrowing."
Author: Montaigne Quotes Category: Opinions Quotes
"There never was in the world two opinions alike, no more than two hairs or two grains. The most universal quality is diversity."
Author: Montaigne Quotes Category: Opinions Quotes
"Let us permit nature to have her way. She understands her business better than we do."
Author: Montaigne Quotes Category: Nature Quotes
"Let Nature have her way; she understands her business better than we do."
Author: Montaigne Quotes Category: Nature Quotes

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