61 Quotes By Michel de Montaigne


Age imprints more wrinkles in the mind than it does on the face.
Michel de Montaigne on age

There is no pleasure to me without communication: there is not so much as a sprightly thought comes into my mind that it does not grieve me to have produced alone, and that I have no one to tell it to.
Michel de Montaigne on alone

My trade and art is to live.
Michel de Montaigne on art

Stubborn and ardent clinging to one's opinion is the best proof of stupidity.
Michel de Montaigne on best

Let us permit nature to have her way. She understands her business better than we do.
Michel de Montaigne on business

There is no pleasure to me without communication: there is not so much as a sprightly thought comes into my mind that it does not grieve me to have produced alone, and that I have no one to tell it to.
Michel de Montaigne on communication

No pleasure has any savor for me without communication.
Michel de Montaigne on communication

Valor is stability, not of legs and arms, but of courage and the soul.
Michel de Montaigne on courage

The strangest, most generous, and proudest of all virtues is true courage.
Michel de Montaigne on courage

It is not death, it is dying that alarms me.
Michel de Montaigne on death

Death, they say, acquits us of all obligations.
Michel de Montaigne on death

The ceaseless labour of your life is to build the house of death.
Michel de Montaigne on death

Those who have compared our life to a dream were right... we were sleeping wake, and waking sleep.
Michel de Montaigne on dreams

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

In true education, anything that comes to our hand is as good as a book: the prank of a page- boy, the blunder of a servant, a bit of table talk - they are all part of the curriculum.
Michel de Montaigne on education

There are some defeats more triumphant than victories.
Michel de Montaigne on failure

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

There is little less trouble in governing a private family than a whole kingdom.
Michel de Montaigne on family

There is not much less vexation in the government of a private family than in the managing of an entire state.
Michel de Montaigne on family

There is no passion so contagious as that of fear.
Michel de Montaigne on fear

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