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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

Philosophize is to learn how to die.



Philosophize is to learn how to die.



Translation

Translation

(German, French)



German
Philosophieren heißt sterben lernen.

French
Philosopher, c'est apprendre à mourir.




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While I thought that I was learning how to live, I have been learning how to die.

It takes the whole of life to learn how to live, and — what will perhaps make you wonder more — it takes the whole of life to learn how to die.




Quotes for: to learn


Quotes

Quotes for: to learn


Whoever wishes to become a philosopher must learn not to be frightened by absurdities.





I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.





He who would learn to fly one day must first learn to stand and walk and run and climb and dance; one cannot fly into flying.”





What experience and history teach is this — that people and governments never have learned anything from history, or acted on principles deduced from it.





Learning to love is why we are here.





It is of immense importance to learn to laugh at ourselves.











Quotes for: to die


Quotes

Quotes for: to die


We should laugh before being happy, for fear of dying without having laughed.





I would never die for my beliefs, because I might be wrong.





To achieve great things, we must live as though we were never going to die.





The thought of death betrays us, for it makes us forget to live.





Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.





He who would make serious use of his life must always act as though he had a long time to live and must schedule his time as though he were about to die.











Quotes for: philosophy


Quotes

Quotes about philosophy:


Philosophy is a battle against the bewitchment of our mind by means of our language.





There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio,
Than are dreamt of in your philosophy.






To live without philosophizing is properly to have one's eyes closed and never attempt to open them.





To make light of philosophy is to be a true philosopher.





Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.





There is more wisdom in your body than in your deepest philosophy.











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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