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Michel de Montaigne

Quote of Michel de Montaigne - If you press me to say...


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

If you press me to say why I loved him, I can say no more than because he was he, and I was I.




Translation

Translation

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French
Si on me presse de dire pourquoi je l'aimais, je sens que cela ne se peut exprimer qu'en répondant : « Parce que c'était lui, parce que c'était moi ».

German
Wenn man in mich dringt, zu sagen, warum ich ihn liebte, so fühle ich, dass sich dies nicht aussprechen lässt, ich antworte denn: Weil er er war; weil ich ich war.




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