Posts Tagged ‘Michel de Montaigne’

Quote of the day, Nov. 16

November 17, 2017

Michel de Montaigne, on learning

“Learned we may be with another man’s learning: we can only be wise with wisdom of our own.”

Quote of the day, July 30

July 30, 2017

Michel de Montaigne, from Essays

“Every other knowledge is harmful to him who does not have knowledge of goodness.”

Quote of the day, May 12

May 12, 2017

Michel de Montaigne, from Essays

“It is a rare life that remains orderly even in private.”

Quote of the day, April 20

April 20, 2017

Michel de Montaigne

“Nothing is so firmly believed as what we least know.”

Quote of the day, Aug. 15

August 15, 2016

Michel de Montaigne, from Essays

“It should be noted that the games of children are not games, and must be considered as their most serious actions.”

Quote of the day, April 7

April 7, 2016

Michel de Montaigne, from Essays

“A man never speaks of himself without losing something. What he says in his disfavour is always believed, but when he commends himself, he arouses mistrust.”

Quote of the day, Feb. 28

February 28, 2016

Michel de Montaigne, from Essays (1580)

“All the opinions in the world point out that pleasure is our aim.”

Quote of the day, Sept. 7

September 7, 2013

Michel de Montaigne, on communication

“There is no pleasure to me without communication: there is not so much as a sprightly thought comes into my mind that it does not grieve me to have produced alone, and that I have no one to tell it to.”

Quote of the day, March 23

March 22, 2012

Michel de Montaigne, on exchanging ideas

“It is good to rub and polish our brains against that of others.”

Quote of the day, Dec. 7

December 6, 2011

Michel de Montaigne, on censorship (1559)

“To forbid us anything is to make us have a mind for it.”