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15 Best Montaigne Quotes You Need To Read

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Montaigne Quotes - Something about Michel De Montaigne:

Michel Eyquem de Montaigne (28 February 1533 – 13 September 1592) was one of the most significant philosophers of the French Renaissance, known for popularizing the essay as a literary genre. His work is noted for its merging of casual anecdotes and autobiography with serious intellectual insight; his massive volume Essais (translated literally as "Attempts" or "Trials") contains some of the most influential essays ever written. Montaigne had a direct influence on writers all over the world, including Francis Bacon, René Descartes, Blaise Pascal, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Albert Hirschman, William Hazlitt, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Friedrich Nietzsche, Stefan Zweig, Eric Hoffer, Isaac Asimov, and possibly on the later works of William Shakespeare.

Below are 15 most famous Montaigne Quotes and sayings:

Montaigne Quotes

Montaigne Quotes

1. The greater part of the world's troubles are due to questions of grammar.

― Michel de Montaigne

 

2. Habit is second nature.

 Michel de Montaigne

 

3. Don't discuss yourself, for you are bound to lose; if you belittle yourself, you are believed; if you praise yourself, you are disbelieved.

 Michel de Montaigne

 

4.  Ambition sufficiently plagues her proselytes by keeping them always in show, like the statue of a public place.

 Michel de Montaigne

 

5. Obsession is the wellspring of genius and madness.

 Michel de Montaigne

 

6. There never was in the world two opinions alike, no more than two hairs or two grains. The most universal quality is diversity.

 Michel de Montaigne

 

7. The strongest, most generous, and proudest of all virtues is true courage.

 Michel de Montaigne

 

8. A wise man loses nothing, if he but save himself.

 Michel de Montaigne

 

9. Nothing is so firmly believed as that which we least know.

 Michel de Montaigne

 

10. 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.

 Michel de Montaigne

 

11. I care not so much what I am to others as what I am to myself.

 Michel de Montaigne

 

12. Children's games are hardly games. Children are never more serious than when they play.

 Michel de Montaigne

 

13. Nothing fixes a thing so intensely in the memory as the wish to forget it.

 Michel de Montaigne

 

14. The most certain sign of wisdom is cheerfulness.

 Michel de Montaigne

 

15. Fashion is the science of appearances, and it inspires one with the desire to seem rather than to be.

 Michel de Montaigne

 

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