Best Quotes by Michel de Montaigne (Top 10)

  1. The most certain sign of wisdom is cheerfulness.
  2. The greatest thing in the world is to know how to belong to oneself.
  3. I quote others only in order the better to express myself.
  4. When I am attached by gloomy thoughts, nothing helps me so much as running to my books. They quickly absorb me and banish the clouds from my mind.
  5. He who fears he shall suffer, already suffers what he fears.
  6. If you press me to say why I loved him, I can say no more than because he was he, and I was I.
  7. Nothing fixes a thing so intensely in the memory as the wish to forget it.
  8. There is nothing more notable in Socrates than that he found time, when he was an old man, to learn music and dancing, and thought it time well spent.
  9. I prefer the company of peasants because they have not been educated sufficiently to reason incorrectly.
  10. Nothing is so firmly believed as that which we least know.

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