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Quotations by author » Michel de Montaigne
French Philosopher and Writer. 1533-1592
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'Tis the sharpness of our mind that gives the edge to our pains and pleasures.
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A learned person is not learned in everything; but the capable person is capable in everything, even in what he is ignorant of
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A little of everything and nothing thoroughly, after the French fashion.
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A man may by custom fortify himself against pain, shame, and suchlike accidents; but as to death, we can experience it but once, and are all apprentices when we come to it
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A man who fears suffering is already suffering from what he fears.
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A wise man never loses anything, if he has himself
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A wise man sees as much as he ought, not as much as he can.
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Age imprints more wrinkles in the mind than it does on the face.
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All general judgments are loose and imperfect
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All the fame I look for in life is to have lived it quietly
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All the world knows me in my book, and may book in me.
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Ambition is not a vice of little people
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An unattempted woman cannot boast of her chastity
Men and Women
And with Epicurus, I conceive that pleasures are to be avoided if greater pains be the consequence, and pains to be coveted that will terminate in greater pleasures
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Anyone who does not feel sufficiently strong in memory should not meddle with lying
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As plants are suffocated and drowned with too much moisture, and lamps with too much oil, so is the active part of the understanding with too much study
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But sure there is need of other remedies than dreaming, a weak contention of art against nature.
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Confidence in another man's virtue is no slight evidence of one's own
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Confidence in others' honesty is no light testimony of one's own integrity
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Confidence in the goodness of another is good proof of one's own goodness.
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