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Michel de Montaigne Quotes
Brief author info: Michel de Montaigne (1533-1592) French moralist and essayist.
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I admire the assurance and confidence everyone has in himself, whereas there is hardly anything I am sure I know or that I dare give my word I can do.
Marriage can be compared to a cage: birds outside it despair to enter, and birds within, to escape.
What a man hates, he takes seriously.
Every man carries the entire form of human condition.
I do myself a greater injury in lying than I do him of whom I tell a lie.
The knowledge of courtesy and good manners is a very necessary study. It is, like grace and beauty, that which begets liking and an inclination to love one another at the first sight.
If a man should importune me to give a reason why I loved him, I find it could no otherwise be expressed, than by making answer: because it was he, because it was I.
Obstinacy is the sister of constancy, at least in vigor and stability.
He whose mouth is out of taste says the wine is flat.
If virtue cannot shine bright, but by the conflict of contrary appetites, shall we then say that she cannot subsist without the assistance of vice, and that it is from her that she derives her reputation and honor?
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