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Michel Eyquem De Montaigne Quotes

(1533-1592), French Philosopher, Essayist

It is not death that alarms me, but dying.

Category: Death And Dying

There are some defeats more triumphant than victories.

Category: Defeat

Make your educational laws strict and your criminal ones can be gentle; but if you leave youth its liberty you will have to dig dungeons for ages.

Category: Discipline

But sure there is need of other remedies than dreaming, a weak contention of art against nature.

Category: Dreams

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.

Category: Education

We only labor to stuff the memory, and leave the conscience and the understanding unfurnished and void.

Category: Education

Example is a bright looking-glass, universal and for all shapes to look into.

Category: Example

All the fame you should look for in life is to have lived it quietly.

Category: Fame

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

Category: Family

There is little less trouble in governing a private family than a whole kingdom.

Category: Family

Fortune, seeing that she could not make fools wise, has made them lucky.

Category: Fools And Foolishness

If a man urge me to tell wherefore I loved him, I feel it cannot be expressed but by answering: Because it was he, because it was myself.

Category: Friends And Friendship

Even from their infancy we frame them to the sports of love: their instruction, behavior, attire, grace, learning and all their words azimuth only at love, respects only affection. Their nurses and their keepers imprint no other thing in them.

Category: Girls

No wind favors him who has no destined port.

Category: Goals

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

Category: Goals