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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

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The greatest thing in the world is to know how to belong to oneself.
Michel de Montaigne - Essays




Translation  

Translation

(French, German)


French
La plus grande chose du monde, c'est de savoir être à soi.”
Michel de Montaigne - Essais

German
Das Größte auf der Welt ist, zu wissen, daß man sich selbst gehört.”
Michel de Montaigne - Essais




See also  

See also...



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Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”
Oscar Wilde - Quotation of uncertain origin

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To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson




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To be, or not to be, that is the question.”
William Shakespeare - The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark
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Every one sees what you appear to be, few really know what you are.”
Niccolo Machiavelli
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Become who you are!”
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche - Thus Spoke Zarathustra
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I think, therefore I am.”
René Descartes - Discourse on the Method
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Death does not concern us, because as long as we exist, death is not here. And when it does come, we no longer exist.”
Epicurus
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Only he who loves something is something; to be nothing and to love nothing are identical.”
Ludwig Andreas Feuerbach
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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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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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My trade and art is to live.”
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The strangest, most generous, and proudest of all virtues is true courage.”
Michel de Montaigne
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