Michel de Montaigne

Michel de Montaigne Quotes and Sayings

Michel de Montaigne French essayist (1533 - 1592)

Even on the highest throne in the world, we are still sitting on our ass. ~Michel de Montaigne

I will follow the right side even to the fire, but excluding the fire if I can. ~Michel de Montaigne

Since we cannot match it let us take our revenge by abusing it. ~Michel de Montaigne

When 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 Montaigne

Nothing is so firmly believed as that which we least know. ~Michel de Montaigne

To philosophize is to doubt. ~Michel de Montaigne

There are some defeats more triumphant than victories. ~Michel de Montaigne

He who is not very strong in memory should not meddle with lying. ~Michel de Montaigne

Nothing fixes a thing so intensely in the memory as the wish to forget it. ~Michel de Montaigne