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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

There is no desire more natural than the desire for knowledge.



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Translation

Translation

(French, German)



French
Il n'est désir plus naturel que le désir de connaissance.

German
Es gibt kein natürlicheres Bestreben als das Streben nach Wissen.




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See also...



All men by nature desire knowledge.

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




Quotes for: knowledge


Quotes

Quotes for: knowledge


True knowledge lies in knowing how to live.





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.





It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.





The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.





Every other knowledge is harmful to him who does not have knowledge of goodness.





Human wisdom consists in a knowledge of the order in which it is profitable to know things;











Quotes for: Desire


Quotes

Quotes for: Desire


He has what he desires who can limit his desires to what is enough.





Desire is the essence of a man.





Love is the desire to give, not to receive, something.





My third maxim was to try always to conquer myself rather than fortune, and to alter my desires rather than change the order of the world.





Man is a creation of desire, not a creation of need.





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.











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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