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Quotes by michel de montaigne - (20 quotes)

Michel de Montaigne - From the Aging category:

There is nothing more notable in Socrates than that he found time, when he was an old man, to learn music and dancing, and thought it time well spent. (Michel de Montaigne)

Michel de Montaigne - From the Books category:

I am myself the subject of my book; it is not reasonable to expect you to waste your leisure on a matter so frivolous and empty. (Michel de Montaigne)

Michel de Montaigne - From the Brother/Sisterhood category:

It is good to rub and polish our brain against that of others. (Michel de Montaigne)

Michel de Montaigne - From the Critics category:

No two men ever judged alike of the same thing, and it is impossible to find two opinions exactly similar, not only in different men but in the same men at different times. (Michel de Montaigne)

Michel de Montaigne - From the Depression category:

When I am attached by gloomy thoughts, nothing helps me so much as running to my books. They quickly absorb me and banish the clouds from my mind. (Michel de Montaigne)

Michel de Montaigne - From the Drunkenness category:

Satiety comes of too frequent repetition; and he who will not give himself leisure to be thirsty can never find the true pleasure of drinking. (Michel de Montaigne)

Michel de Montaigne - From the Expectation category:

Lend yourself to others, but give yourself to yourself. (Michel de Montaigne)

Michel de Montaigne - From the Fame category:

Fame and tranquility can never be bedfellows. (Michel de Montaigne)

Michel de Montaigne - From the Health category:

Of all our infirmities, the most savage is to despise our being. (Michel de Montaigne)

Michel de Montaigne - From the Pets category:

When I play with my cat, who knows whether she is not amusing herself with me more than I with her. (Michel de Montaigne)

Michel de Montaigne - From the Portraiture category:

If faces were not alike, we could not distinguish men from beasts; if they were not different, we could not tell one man from another. (Michel de Montaigne)

Michel de Montaigne - From the Questions category:

The world is but a school of inquiry. (Michel de Montaigne)

Michel de Montaigne - From the Quotations category:

I quote others in order to better express myself. (Michel de Montaigne)

Michel de Montaigne - From the Risk category:

No noble thing can be done without risks. (Michel de Montaigne)

Michel de Montaigne - From the Success category:

There are defeats more triumphant than victories. (Michel de Montaigne)

Michel de Montaigne - From the Truth category:

I speak the truth, not so much as I would, but as much as I dare; and I dare a little the more, as I grow older. (Michel de Montaigne)

Michel de Montaigne - From the Winning category:

Don't discuss yourself, for you are bound to lose; if you belittle yourself, you are believed; if you praise yourself, you are disbelieved. (Michel de Montaigne)

Michel de Montaigne - From the Wisdom category:

We can be knowledgeable with other men's knowledge but we cannot be wise with other men's wisdom. (Michel de Montaigne)

Michel de Montaigne - From the Wisdom category:

The clearest sign of wisdom is continued cheerfulness. (Michel de Montaigne)

Michel de Montaigne - From the Worth category:

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. (Michel de Montaigne)