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Michel de Montaigne

Quote of Michel de Montaigne - There is no desire more natural...


Biography - Michel de Montaigne:

French philosopher.
Born: 1533 - Died: 1592
Period:
16th century
Place of birth: France
France
Source: Essays

Quote

There is no desire more natural than the desire for knowledge.
Michel de Montaigne - Essays




Translation  

Translation

(French, German)


French
Il n’est désir plus naturel que le désir de connaissance.”
Michel de Montaigne - Essais

German
Es gibt kein natürlicheres Bestreben als das Streben nach Wissen.”
Michel de Montaigne - Essais




See also  

See also...



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All men by nature desire knowledge.”
Aristotle - Metaphysics

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Joy in looking and comprehending is nature's most beautiful gift.”
Albert Einstein




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Quotes for: knowledge:


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True knowledge lies in knowing how to live.”
Baltasar Gracian - The Art of Worldly Wisdom
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The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.”
Isaac Asimov
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Every other knowledge is harmful to him who does not have knowledge of goodness.”
Michel de Montaigne - Essays
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Human wisdom consists in a knowledge of the order in which it is profitable to know things;”
Leo Tolstoy
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Mistakes are, after all, the foundations of truth, and if a man does not know what a thing is, it is at least an increase in knowledge if he knows what it is not.”
Carl Gustav Jung
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All our knowledge has its origins in our perceptions.”
Leonardo da Vinci
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Quotes for: Desire:


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Desire is the essence of a man.”
Baruch Spinoza - Ethics
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Man is a creation of desire, not a creation of need.”
Gaston Bachelard - La Psychanalyse du feu
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This is that human freedom, which all boast that they possess, and which consists solely in the fact, that men are conscious of their own desire, but are ignorant of the causes whereby that desire has been determined.”
Baruch Spinoza
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Nothing retains less of desire in art, in science, than this will to industry, booty, possession.”
André Breton
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Freedom in general may be defined as the absence of obstacles to the realization of desires.”
Bertrand Russell
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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.”
Michel de Montaigne - Essays
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Every other knowledge is harmful to him who does not have knowledge of goodness.”
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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The strangest, most generous, and proudest of all virtues is true courage.”
Michel de Montaigne
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