Michel de Montaigne

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Michel Eyquem de Montaigne was one of the most influential writers of the French Renaissance, known for popularising the essay as a literary genre, and commonly thought of as the father of modern skepticism. He became famous for his effortless ability to merge serious intellectual exercises with casual anecdotes and autobiography—and his massive vo ...
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11 November 2014
As for me, then, I love life and cultivate it just as God has been pleased to grant it to us.
11 November 2014
Truly it is reasonable to make a great distinction between the faults that come from our weakness and those that come from our wickedness.
11 November 2014
When I dance, I dance; when I sleep, I sleep; yes, and when I walk alone in a beautiful orchard, if my thoughts have been dwelling elsewhere, I bring them back to the walk, to the orchard, to the sweetness of this solitude, and to me.
11 November 2014
There were never in the world two opinions alike, any more than two hairs or two grains. Their most universal quality is diversity.
11 November 2014
I do not correct my first imaginings by my second—well, yes, perhaps a word or so, but only to vary, not to delete. I want to represent the course of my humors and I want people to see each part at its birth.

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