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Michel Eyquem de Montaigne Quotes


162 Michel Eyquem de Montaigne quotes:



"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"
Author: Montaigne Quotes Category: Truth Quotes
"Virtue rejects facility to be her companion. She requires a craggy, rough and thorny way."
Author: Montaigne Quotes Category: Virtue Quotes
"Who feareth to suffer suffereth already, because he feareth."
"All the world knows me in my book, and may book in me."
"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"
"I love those historians that are either very simple or most excellent. Such as are between both (which is the most common fashion), it is they that spoil all; they will needs chew our meat for us and take upon them a law to judge, and by consequence to square and incline the story according to their fantasy."
"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
"The smallest annoyances, disturb us the most."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"My trade and art is to live."
"How many things we held yesterday as articles of faith which today we tell as fables."
"I study myself more than any other subject. That is my metaphysics, that is my physics."
"The public weal requires that men should betray, and lie, and massacre."



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