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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

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



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French
Les jeux des enfants ne sont pas des jeux, et les faut juger en eux comme leurs plus sérieuses actions.

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.




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Mature manhood: that means to have rediscovered the seriousness one had as a child at play.

Wisdom leads us back to childhood.

My work is a game, a very serious game.

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.




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Quotes about action:


I have laboured carefully, not to mock, lament, or execrate, but to understand human actions.
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One should be light like a bird, and not like a feather.
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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.
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The present is not a potential past; it is the moment of choice and action.
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I have always thought the actions of men the best interpreters of their thoughts.
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Forgiveness is the key to action and freedom.
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Play is experimenting with chance.
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Politics is not a game. It is an earnest business.
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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.
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Let a child play and mix instruction with play.
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All grown-ups were once children (but only few of them remember it).
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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.
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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.
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Children have neither a past nor a future. Thus they enjoy the present, which seldom happens to us.
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It is a wise father that knows his own child.
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I think my opinions are good and sound, but who does not think the same of his own?
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The greatest thing in the world is to know how to belong to oneself.
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The strangest, most generous, and proudest of all virtues is true courage.
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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.
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There are certain things that we hide in order to reveal them.
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