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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

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For truly it is to be noted, that children's plays are not sports, and should be deemed as their most serious actions.
Michel de Montaigne - Essays



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Source: Essays

Wikisource - Montaigne - Essais, Éd de Bordeaux (fr)




Translation  

Translation

(French, German)


French
Les jeux des enfants ne sont pas des jeux, et les faut juger en eux comme leurs plus sérieuses actions.”
Michel de Montaigne - Essais

German
Wie man denn in der Tat wohl zu merken hat, daß Kinderspiele keine Spiele, sondern an sich betrachtet für Kinder die ernsthaftesten Beschäftigungen sind.”
Michel de Montaigne - Essais




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See also...



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Mature manhood: that means to have rediscovered the seriousness one had as a child at play.”
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche - Beyond Good and Evil

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Wisdom leads us back to childhood.”
Blaise Pascal - Pensées

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My work is a game, a very serious game.”
M. C. Escher

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This is the real secret of life: to be completely engaged with what you are doing in the here and now, and instead of calling it "work", realize that this is play.”
Alan Watts




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I have laboured carefully, not to mock, lament, or execrate, but to understand human actions.”
Baruch Spinoza - Tractatus politicus
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Act only according to that maxim whereby you can, at the same time, will that it should become a universal law.”
Immanuel Kant - Groundwork of the Metaphysic of Morals
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The present is not a potential past; it is the moment of choice and action.”
Simone de Beauvoir
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I have always thought the actions of men the best interpreters of their thoughts.”
John Locke - An Essay Concerning Human Understanding
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Forgiveness is the key to action and freedom.”
Hannah Arendt
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Think like a man of action, act like a man of thought.”
Henri Bergson
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Politics is not a game. It is an earnest business.”
Winston Churchill
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Play is experimenting with chance.”
Novalis - Fragments
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A constant element of enjoyment must be mingled with our studies, so that we think of learning as a game rather than a form of drudgery, for no activity can be continued for long if it does not to some extent afford pleasure to the participant.”
Desiderius Erasmus
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Let a child play and mix instruction with play.”
François Fénelon - Treatise on the Education of Girls
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All grown-ups were once children (but only few of them remember it).”
Antoine de Saint-Exupery - The Little Prince
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We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors; we borrow it from our children.”
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If there is anything that we wish to change in the child, we should first examine it and see whether it is not something that could better be changed in ourselves.”
Carl Gustav Jung
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What a distressing contrast there is between the radiant intelligence of the child and the feeble mentality of the average adult.”
Sigmund Freud
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Children have neither a past nor a future. Thus they enjoy the present, which seldom happens to us.”
Jean de La Bruyere - Les Caractères
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It is a wise father that knows his own child.”
William Shakespeare
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Michel de Montaigne also said...


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I think my opinions are good and sound, but who does not think the same of his own?”
Michel de Montaigne - Essays
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The greatest thing in the world is to know how to belong to oneself.”
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Every other knowledge is harmful to him who does not have knowledge of goodness.”
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When someone opposes me, he arouses my attention, not my anger. I go to greet a man who contradicts me, who instructs me.”
Michel de Montaigne - Essays
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There are certain things that we hide in order to reveal them.”
Michel de Montaigne - Essays
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My trade and art is to live.”
Michel de Montaigne - Essays
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