Michel de Montaigne Quotes (79 quotations)

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1. A good marriage would be between a blind wife and a deaf husband. - Michel de Montaigne

2. A man of understanding has lost nothing, if he has himself. - Michel de Montaigne

3. A wise man sees as much as he ought, not as much as he can. - Michel de Montaigne

4. Ambition is not a vice of little people. - Michel de Montaigne

5. An untempted woman cannot boast of her chastity. - Michel de Montaigne

6. Confidence in the goodness of another is good proof of one's own goodness. - Michel de Montaigne

7. Covetousness is both the beginning and the end of the devil's alphabet - the first vice in corrupt nature that moves, and the last which dies. - Michel de Montaigne

8. Death, they say, acquits us of all obligations. - Michel de Montaigne

9. 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

10. Even on the highest throne in the world, we are still sitting on our ass. - Michel de Montaigne

11. Fashion is the science of appearances, and it inspires one with the desire to seem rather than to be. - Michel de Montaigne

12. Hath God obliged himself not to exceed the bounds of our knowledge? - Michel de Montaigne

13. He who establishes his argument by noise and command, shows that his reason is weak. - Michel de Montaigne

14. He who fears he shall suffer, already suffers what he fears. - Michel de Montaigne

15. He who has not a good memory should never take upon himself the trade of lying. - Michel de Montaigne

16. He who is not very strong in memory should not meddle with lying. - Michel de Montaigne

17. How many things we held yesterday as articles of faith which today we tell as fables. - Michel de Montaigne

18. I believe it to be true that dreams are the true interpreters of our inclinations; but there is art required to sort and understand them. - Michel de Montaigne

19. I care not so much what I am to others as what I am to myself. I will be rich by myself, and not by borrowing. - Michel de Montaigne

20. I do myself a greater injury in lying than I do him of whom I tell a lie. - Michel de Montaigne

21. I do not speak the minds of others except to speak my own mind better. - Michel de Montaigne

22. I know well what I am fleeing from but not what I am in search of. - Michel de Montaigne

23. I prefer the company of peasants because they have not been educated sufficiently to reason incorrectly. - Michel de Montaigne

24. I quote others only in order the better to express myself. - Michel de Montaigne

25. I will follow the right side even to the fire, but excluding the fire if I can. - Michel de Montaigne

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