Montaigne Quotes

A wise man sees as much as he ought, not as much as he can.

Montaigne

Other passions have objects to flatter them, and seem to content and satisfy them for a while; there is power in ambition, pleasure in luxury, and pelf in covetousness; but envy can gain nothing but vexation

Montaigne

He who fears he shall suffer, already suffers what he fears.

Montaigne

I find no quality so easy for a man to counterfeit as devotion, though his life and manner are not conformable to it; the essence of it is abstruse and occult, but the appearances easy and showy.

Montaigne

Fashion is the science of appearances, and it inspires one with the desire to seem rather than to be.

Montaigne

No wind serves him who addresses his voyage to no certain port.

Montaigne

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