Michel Eyquem De Montaigne Quotes

I have never seen a greater monster or miracle than myself.

Michel Eyquem de Montaigne

The soul which has no fixed purpose in life is lost; to be everywhere, is to be nowhere.

Michel Eyquem De Montaigne

It is not the want, but rather abundance that creates avarice.

Michel Eyquem de Montaigne

Philosophy is doubt.

Michel Eyquem de Montaigne

Wonder is the foundation of all philosophy, inquiry the progress, ignorance the end.

Michel Eyquem de Montaigne

The same reason that makes us chide and brawl and fall out with any of our neighbors, causeth a war to follow between Princes.

Michel Eyquem De Montaigne

Obstinacy and contention are common qualities, most appearing in, and best becoming, a mean and illiterate soul.

Michel Eyquem de Montaigne

Obstinacy and heat in argument are surest proofs of folly. Is there anything so stubborn, obstinate, disdainful, contemplative, grave, or serious, as an ass?

Michel Eyquem de Montaigne

Every period of life has its peculiar prejudices; whoever saw old age, that did not applaud the past, and condemn the present times?

Michel Eyquem de Montaigne

The great and glorious masterpiece of man is how to live with purpose.

Michel Eyquem de Montaigne

There is no conversation more boring than the one where everybody agrees.

Michel Eyquem de Montaigne

Obstinacy is the sister of constancy, at least in vigor and stability.

Michel Eyquem de Montaigne

No one is exempt from talking nonsense; the mistake is to do it solemnly.

Michel Eyquem de Montaigne

Have you known how to take rest? You have done more than he who hath taken empires and cities.

Michel Eyquem De Montaigne

The greater part of the world's troubles are due to questions of grammar

Michel Eyquem de Montaigne

He who establishes his argument by noise and command shows that his reason is weak.

Michel Eyquem De Montaigne

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