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Michel Eyquem De Montaigne Quotes

(1533-1592), French Philosopher, Essayist

Socrates thought and so do I that the wisest theory about the gods is no theory at all.

Category: Theory

When I am attacked by gloomy thoughts, nothing helps me so much as running to my books, They quickly absorb me and banish the clouds from my mind.

Category: Thoughts And Thinking

A man should ever be ready booted to take his journey.

Category: Travel And Tourism

I tell the truth, not as much as I would like to, but as much as I dare. I dare more and more as I grow older.

Category: Truth

Those things that are dearest to us have cost us the most.

Category: Value

The honor of the conquest is rated by the difficulty.

Category: Victory

From Obedience and submission comes all our virtues, and all sin is comes from self-opinion.

Category: Virtue

Of all the benefits which virtue confers on us, the contempt of death is one of the greatest.

Category: Virtue

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.

Category: Virtue

Virtue craves a steep and thorny path.

Category: Virtue

Virtue rejects facility to be her companion. She requires a craggy, rough and thorny way.

Category: Virtue

We can be knowledgeable with other men's knowledge, but we cannot be wise with other men's wisdom.

Category: Wisdom

Wisdom hath her excesses, and no less need of moderation than folly.

Category: Wisdom

Wise people are foolish if they cannot adapt to foolish people.

Category: Wisdom

All the world knows me in my book, and may book in me.

Category: Writers And Writing