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Michel Eyquem de Montaigne
Michel Eyquem de Montaigne

Michel Eyquem de Montaigne is the creator of the modern essay. He used the genre to mirror and reflect on humanity in his own time. Born in 1533, Montaigne was deeply affected by the loss of his closest friend, Boetie and wrote about it in "On Friendship", one of his most well known essays. Most of his essays are wide ranging, random works, as Montaigne like to think of them as representat…

Date of Birth: February 28, 1533
Date of Death: September 13, 1592


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Michel Eyquem de Montaigne

"Nothing is so firmly believed as that which we least know." Michel Eyquem de Montaigne
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"If you press me to say why I loved him, I can say no more than because he was he, and I was I." Michel Eyquem de Montaigne
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"If there is such a thing as a good marriage, it is because it resembles friendship rather than love." Michel Eyquem de Montaigne
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"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" Michel Eyquem de Montaigne
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"Nothing fixes a thing so intensely in the memory as the wish to forget it." Michel Eyquem de Montaigne
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"We can be knowledgeable with other men's knowledge, but we cannot be wise with other men's wisdom." Michel Eyquem de Montaigne
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"There never were in the world two opinions alike, no more than two hairs or two grains; the most universal quality is diversity" Michel Eyquem de Montaigne
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"No wind favors him who has no destined port." Michel Eyquem de Montaigne
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"I know well what I am fleeing from but not what I am in search of." Michel Eyquem de Montaigne
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"In nine lifetimes, you'll never know as much about your cat as your cat knows about you." Michel Eyquem de Montaigne
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"The greater part of the world's troubles are due to questions of grammar" Michel Eyquem de Montaigne
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"Stubborn and ardent clinging to one's opinion is the best proof of stupidity" Michel Eyquem de Montaigne
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"He who fears will suffer, he already suffers from his fear." Michel Eyquem de Montaigne
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"A wise man sees as much as he ought, not as much as he can." Michel Eyquem de Montaigne
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"No one is exempt from talking nonsense; the mistake is to do it solemnly" Michel Eyquem de Montaigne
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"A man who fears suffering is already suffering from what he fears." Michel Eyquem de Montaigne
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"Poverty of goods is easily cured; poverty of soul, impossible." Michel Eyquem de Montaigne
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"Make your educational laws strict and your criminal ones can be gentle; but if you leave youth its liberty you will have to dig dungeons for ages." Michel Eyquem de Montaigne
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"There is, in public affairs, no state so bad, provided it has age and stability on its side, that it is not preferable to change and disturbance." Michel Eyquem de Montaigne
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"One must always have one's boots on and be ready to go." Michel Eyquem de Montaigne
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"If you don't know how to die, don't worry; Nature will tell you what to do on the spot, fully and adequately. She will do this job perfectly for you; don't bother your head about it." Michel Eyquem de Montaigne
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