17 RESULTS FOR: Michel de Montaigne
He who establishes his argument by noise and command shows that his reason is weak.
Michel de MontaigneThere is no conversation more boring than the one where everybody agrees.
Michel de MontaigneSo it is with minds. Unless you keep them busy with some definite subject that will bridle and control them, they throw themselves in disorder hither and yon in the vague field of imagination. ..And there is no mad or idle fancy that they do no bring forth in the agitation.
Michel de MontaigneI prefer the company of peasants because they have not been educated sufficiently to reason incorrectly.
Michel de MontaigneHe who is not very strong in memory should not meddle with lying.
Michel de MontaigneDon'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 MontaigneThe greatest thing in the world is to know how to belong to oneself.
Michel de MontaigneNo man is exempt from saying silly things the mischief is to say them deliberately.
Michel de MontaigneI care not so much what I am to others as what I am to myself.
Michel de MontaigneFashion is the science of appearances, and it inspires one with the desire to seem rather than to be.
Michel de MontaigneThe most profound joy has more of gravity than of gaiety in it.
Michel de MontaigneNothing fixes a thing so intensely in the memory as the wish to forget it.
Michel de MontaigneI will follow the right side even to the fire, but excluding the fire if I can.
Michel de MontaigneWhen 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 MontaigneThe art of dining well is no slight art, the pleasure not a slight pleasure.
Michel de MontaigneEven on the highest throne in the world, we are still sitting on our ass.
Michel de MontaigneThere are some defeats more triumphant than victories.
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