Michel de Montaigne Quotes

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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Valor is stability, not of legs and arms, but of courage and the soul.

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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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There is no man so good, who, were he to submit all his thoughts and actions to the laws, would not deserve hanging ten times in his life.

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Those that will combat use and custom by the strict rules of grammar do but jest.

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We need very strong ears to hear ourselves judged frankly, and because there are few who can endure frank criticism without being stung by it, those who venture to criticize us perform a remarkable act of friendship, for to undertake to wound or offe

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

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Valor is stability, not of legs and arms, but of courage and the soul.

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

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It should be noted that the games of children are not games, and must be considered as their most serious actions.

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Desire and hope will push us on toward the future.

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Only the fools are certain and assured.

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Experience has taught me this, that we undo ourselves by impatience. Misfortunes have their life and their limits, their sickness and their health.

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We find our energies are actually cramped when we are overanxious to succeed

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