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Michel Eyquem De Montaigne Quotes

(1533-1592), French Philosopher, Essayist

It would be better to have no laws at all, than to have too many.

Category: Law And Lawyers

It should be noted that children's games are not merely games. One should regard them as their most serious activities.

Category: Leisure

I do myself a greater injury in lying that I do him of whom I tell a lie.

Category: Lies And Lying

In plain truth, lying is an accursed vice. We are not men, nor have any other tie upon another, but by our word.

Category: Lies And Lying

Lying is a terrible vice, it testifies that one despises God, but fears men.

Category: Lies And Lying

Who does not in some sort live to others, does not live much to himself.

Category: Lies And Lying

He who is not very strong in memory should not meddle with lying.

Category: Lies And Lying

My art and profession is to live.

Category: Life And Living

The finest lives in my opinion are the common model, without miracle and without extravagance.

Category: Life And Living

The word is half his that speaks, and half his that hears it.

Category: Listening

A good marriage would be between a blind wife and a deaf husband.

Category: Marriage

If there is such a thing as a good marriage, it is because it resembles friendship rather than love.

Category: Marriage

Marriage is like a cage; one sees the birds outside desperate to get in, and those inside desperate to get out.

Category: Marriage

We cannot do without it, and yet we disgrace and vilify the same. It may be compared to a cage, the birds without despair to get in, and those within despair to get out.

Category: Marriage

I was not long since in a company where I was not who of my fraternity brought news of a kind of pills, by true account, composed of a hundred and odd several ingredients; whereat we laughed very heartily, and made ourselves good sport; for what rock so hard were able to resist the shock or withstand the force of so thick and numerous a battery?

Category: Medicine