Michel de Montaigne Quotes

It's not victory if it doesn't end the war.

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Nothing fixes a thing so intensely in the memory as the wish to forget it.

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Old age puts more wrinkles in our minds than on our faces.

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Confidence in the goodness of another is good proof of one's own goodness.

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Those who have compared our life to a dream were right... We sleeping wake, and waking sleep.

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Desire and hope will push us on toward the future

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One may be humble out of pride.

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There never were in the world two opinions alike, no more than two hairs or two grains; the most universal quality is diversity.

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

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My life has been full of terrible misfortunes, most of which never happened.

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When I religiously confess myself to myself, I find that the best virtue I have has in it some tincture of vice.

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Necessity reconciles and brings men together; and this accidental connection afterwards forms itself into laws

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Desire and hope will push us on toward the future.

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The public weal requires that men should betray, and lie, and massacre.

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The finest lives, in my opinion, are those who rank in the common model, and with the human race, but without miracle, without extravagance.

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Those who make a practice of comparing human actions are never so perplexed as when they try to see them as a whole and in the same light; for they commonly contradict each other so strangely that it seems impossible that they have come from the same shop.

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