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Michel de Montaigne Quotes and Quotations


There is no passion so much transports the sincerity of judgement as doth anger.
- Michel de Montaigne | Anger Quotes
The Ancient Mariner said to Neptune during a great storm, 'O God, you will save me if you wish, but I am going to go on holding my tiller straight.'
- Michel de Montaigne | Courage and Bravery Quotes
One should be ever booted and spurred and ready to depart.
- Michel de Montaigne | Death and Dying Quotes
All the fame I look for in life is to have lived it quietly.
- Michel de Montaigne | Fame and Celebrities Quotes
If you press me to say why I loved him, I can say no more than it was because he was he, and I was 1.
- Michel de Montaigne | Friends and Friendship Quotes
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.
- Michel de Montaigne | Goodness and Giving Quotes
Once conform, once do what others do because they do it, and a kind of lethargy steals over all the finer senses of the soul.
- Michel de Montaigne | Indifference and Apathy Quotes
Whatever is enforced by command is more imputed to him who exacts than to him who performs.
- Michel de Montaigne | Law and Lawyers Quotes
No doctor takes pleasure in the health even of his friends.
- Michel de Montaigne | Medicine and Sickness Quotes
It is commonly seen by experience that excellent memories do often accompany weak judgements.
- Michel de Montaigne | Memory Quotes
The beauty of stature is the only beauty of men.
- Michel de Montaigne | Men Quotes
No man is so exquisitely honest or upright in living but that ten times in his life he might not lawfully be hanged.
- Michel de Montaigne | Morality and Ethics Quotes
There never were two opinions alike in all the world, no more than two hours or two grains: the most universal quality is diversity.
- Michel de Montaigne | Opinion Quotes
There is no course of life so weak and sottish as that which is managed by order, method and discipline.
- Michel de Montaigne | Order and Organization Quotes
Philosophy is doubt.
- Michel de Montaigne | Philosophy Quotes
There are few men who dare to publish to the world the prayers they make to Almighty God.
- Michel de Montaigne | Prayer Quotes
I have never seen a greater monster or miracle in the world than myself.
- Michel de Montaigne | Self and Self-Knowledge Quotes
I speak the truth, not so much as I would, but as much as I dare; and I dare a little more, as I grow older.
- Michel de Montaigne | Truth Quotes
When I religiously confess myself to myself, I find that the best virtue I have has in it some tincture of vice.
- Michel de Montaigne | Vice Quotes
A wise man sees as much as he ought, not as much as he can.
- Michel de Montaigne | Wisdom Quotes
The word is half his that speaks, and half his that hears it.
- Michel de Montaigne | Words and Language Quotes
I quote others in order to better express my own self.
- Michel de Montaigne | Writers and Writing Quotes
The clearest sign of wisdom is continued cheerfulness.
- Michel de Montaigne | Cheerfulness Quotes
A man must live in the world and make the best of it, such as it is.
- Michel de Montaigne | Acceptance Quotes
Greatness of soul consists not so much in soaring high and in pressing forward, as in knowing how to adapt and limit oneself.
- Michel de Montaigne | Acceptance Quotes
We are all of us richer than we think we are.
- Michel de Montaigne | Forgiveness Quotes
Diogenes was asked what wine he liked best, and he answered, "Somebody else's."
- Michel de Montaigne | Other Side Quotes
He who does not live in some degree for others, hardly lives for himself.
- Michel de Montaigne | Helping Other People Quotes
If you press me to say why I loved him, I can say no more than because he was he, and I was I.
- Michel de Montaigne | Friendship Quotes
The Ancient Mariner said to Neptune during a great storm, "O God, you will save me if you wish, but I am going to go on holding my tiller straight."
- Michel de Montaigne | Prayer Quotes
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 | Self-Acceptance Quotes
Of all our infirmities, the most savage is to despise our being.
- Michel de Montaigne | Self-Acceptance Quotes
Not being able to govern events, I govern myself.
- Michel de Montaigne | Self-Control Quotes
The Ancient Mariner said to Neptune during a great storm, "O God, you will save me if you wish, but I am going to go on holding my tiller straight."
- Michel de Montaigne | Self-Reliance Quotes
The value of life lies not in the length of days, but in the use we make of them; a man may live long yet live very little.
- Michel de Montaigne | One Day Quotes
We undo ourselves by impatience. Misfortunes have their life and their limits, their sickness and their health.
- Michel de Montaigne | Difficult Days Quotes
He who fears he shall suffer, already suffers what he fears.
- Michel de Montaigne | Positive Quotes
Oh, what a valiant faculty is hope.
- Michel de Montaigne | Hope Quotes
Obstinacy and heat in sticking to one's opinions is the surest proof of stupidity. Is there anything so cocksure, so immovable, so disdainful, so contemplative, so solemn and serious as an ass?
- Michel de Montaigne | Creating Positive Change Quotes
The greatest thing in the world is to know how to be one's own self
- Michel de Montaigne | Right Quotes
Fear, desire, hope still push us on toward the future.
- Michel de Montaigne | Motivation Quotes
There is no greater enemy to those who would please than expectation.
- Michel de Montaigne | Realistic Expectations Quotes
The great and glorious masterpiece of man is to know how to live to purpose.
- Michel de Montaigne | Goals Quotes
The soul that has no established aim loses itself.
- Michel de Montaigne | Goals Quotes
The great and glorious masterpiece of man is how to live with a purpose.
- Michel de Montaigne | Goals Quotes
No wind serves him who addresses his voyage to no certain port.
- Michel de Montaigne | Goals Quotes
The thing I fear most is fear.
- Michel de Montaigne | Fear Quotes
He who fears he shall suffer already suffers what he fears.
- Michel de Montaigne | Anxiety about the Future Quotes
My life has been full of terrible misfortunes, most of which never happened.
- Michel de Montaigne | Worry Quotes
Valor is stability, not of legs and arms, but of courage and the soul.
- Michel de Montaigne | Courage Quotes
Cowardice is the mother of cruelty.
- Michel de Montaigne | Courage Quotes
Desire and hope will push us on toward the future.
- Michel de Montaigne | No pressure, no diamonds. Quotes
There are defeats more triumphant than victories.
- Michel de Montaigne | Failures and Mistakes Quotes
I walk firmer and more secure up hill than down.
- Michel de Montaigne | Worthy Victories Quotes
Riches, like glory or health, have no more beauty or pleasure than their possessor is pleased to lend them.
- Michel de Montaigne | Events Quotes
Riches, like glory or health, have no more beauty or pleasure than their possessor is pleased to lend them.
- Michel de Montaigne | Events Quotes
The highest wisdom is continual cheerfulness; such a state, like the region above the moon, is always clear and serene.
- Michel de Montaigne | Lighten up Quotes
A good marriage would be between a blind wife and a deaf husband.
- Michel de Montaigne | Love and Marriage Quotes
Fear, desire, hope still push us on toward the future.
- Michel de Montaigne | Motivational Quotes
A good marriage would be between a blind wife and a deaf husband.
- Michel de Montaigne | Funny Quotes
Fear, desire, hope still push us on toward the future.
- Michel de Montaigne | Motivational Quotes
A good marriage would be between a blind wife and a deaf husband.
- Michel de Montaigne | Funny Quotes
Fear, desire, hope still push us on toward the future.
- Michel de Montaigne | Motivational Quotes
A good marriage would be between a blind wife and a deaf husband.
- Michel de Montaigne | Funny Quotes
Fear, desire, hope still push us on toward the future.
- Michel de Montaigne | Motivational Quotes
A good marriage would be between a blind wife and a deaf husband.
- Michel de Montaigne | Funny Quotes
Fear, desire, hope still push us on toward the future.
- Michel de Montaigne | Motivational Quotes
A good marriage would be between a blind wife and a deaf husband.
- Michel de Montaigne | Funny Quotes
Fear, desire, hope still push us on toward the future.
- Michel de Montaigne | Motivational Quotes
A good marriage would be between a blind wife and a deaf husband.
- Michel de Montaigne | Funny Quotes
Fear, desire, hope still push us on toward the future.
- Michel de Montaigne | Motivational Quotes
A good marriage would be between a blind wife and a deaf husband.
- Michel de Montaigne | Funny Quotes
Fear, desire, hope still push us on toward the future.
- Michel de Montaigne | Motivational Quotes
A good marriage would be between a blind wife and a deaf husband.
- Michel de Montaigne | Funny Quotes


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