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Michel de Montaigne

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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

My trade and art is to live.




Translation

Translation

(French, German)



French
Mon métier et mon art, c'est vivre.

German
Mein Gewerbe und meine Kunst sind zu leben.




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My life is my message.

True knowledge lies in knowing how to live.

I am simply what I am, or I begin to be that. I live in the present. I only remember the past, and anticipate the future. I love to live.

The art of living well, is of all the arts the greatest.




Quotes for: to live


Quotes

Quotes for: to live


A person who thinks all the time has nothing to think about except thoughts. So he loses touch with reality, and lives in a world of illusion.





To live means to love, but above all, to love life.





You can't live at all, unless you can live fully now.





"Just living is not enough," said the butterfly, "one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower."





To live without philosophizing is properly to have one's eyes closed and never attempt to open them.





Without the art of living knowledge nought avails.











Quotes for: art


Quotes

Quotes about art:


Truly, art is embedded in nature; he who can extract it, has it.





The more I think about it the more I feel that there’s nothing more genuinely artistic than to love people.





Art is the elimination of the unnecessary.





I do not know what the spirit of a philosopher could more wish to be than a good dancer. For the dance is his ideal, also his fine art, finally also the only kind of piety he knows, his 'divine service.'





The art of living is more like wrestling than dancing.





A work of art is the unique result of a unique temperament.











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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