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Biography - Michel de Montaigne:

Michel Eyquem de Montaigne is a French Renaissance writer and philosopher.
Born: 1533 - Died: 1592
Period:
16th century
Place of birth: France
France

I want death to find me planting my cabbages, but careless of death, and still more of my unfinished garden.



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French
Je veux que la mort me trouve plantant mes choux, mais nonchalant d'elle, et encore plus de mon jardin imparfait.

German
Ich will, dass der Tod mich beim Kohlpflanzen antreffe – aber derart, dass ich mich weder über ihn noch gar über meinen unfertigen Garten gräme.




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We must cultivate our garden.




Quotes for: death


Quotes

Quotes about death:


As a well-spent day brings happy sleep, so life well used brings happy death.





The reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated.





Death does not concern us, because as long as we exist, death is not here. And when it does come, we no longer exist.





Each day is a little life: every waking and rising a little birth, every fresh morning a little youth, every going to rest and sleep a little death.





A free man thinks of nothing less than of death, and his wisdom is a meditation, not on death, but on life.





After your death you will be what you were before your birth.











Quotes for: garden


Quotes

Quotes about garden:


If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.





All of us harbour in ourselves hidden gardens and plantations;





Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead.





Our bodies are our gardens, to which our wills are gardeners.





What would be ugly in a garden constitutes beauty in a mountain.







Quotes

Michel de Montaigne also said...


I think my opinions are good and sound, but who does not think the same of his own?





The greatest thing in the world is to know how to belong to oneself.





The strangest, most generous, and proudest of all virtues is true courage.





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





When someone opposes me, he arouses my attention, not my anger. I go to greet a man who contradicts me, who instructs me.





There are certain things that we hide in order to reveal them.












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