Michel de Montaigne quotes

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Fie on the eloquence that leaves us craving itself, not things!
I honor most those to whom I show least honor; and where my soul moves with great alacrity, I forget the proper steps of ceremony.
I heard a good one at Toulouse of a woman who had passed through the hands of some soldiers: "God be praised," she said, "that at ...
It is the part of cowardliness, and not of virtue, to seek to squat itself in some hollow lurking hole, or to hide herself under s ...
To honor him whom we have made is far from honoring him that hath made us.
Oh senseless man, who cannot possibly make a worm, and yet will make Gods by dozens.
The same reason that makes us chide and brawl and fall out with any of our neighbours, causeth a war to follow between Princes.
Seeing that the Senses cannot decide our dispute, being themselves full of uncertainty, we must have recourse to Reason; there is ...
The share we have in the knowledge of truth, such as it is, has not been acquired by our own powers. God has taught us ... his won ...
Now there cannot be first principles for men, unless the Divinity has revealed them; all the rest--beginning, middle, and end--is ...
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