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Quote of Michel de Montaigne - Thus, reader, I am myself the...


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

Thus, reader, I am myself the matter of my book.




Translation

Translation

(French, German)



French
Ainsi, lecteur, je suis moi-même la matière de mon livre.

German
Ich selber, Leser, bin also der Inhalt meines Buches.




See also 

See also...



My life is my message.

The reading of all good books is like a conversation with the finest minds of past centuries.

Every portrait that is painted with feeling is a portrait of the artist, not of the sitter.




Quotes for: book


Quotes

Quotes for: book


The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who cannot read them.





Philosophy is written in this grand book, which stands continually open before our eyes (I say the Universe), but can not be understood without first learning to comprehend the language and know the characters as it is written. It is written in mathematical language, and its characters are triangles, circles and other geometric figures, without which it is impossible to humanly understand a word; without these one is wandering in a dark labyrinth.





Read the best books first, or you may not have a chance to read them at all.





Few people ask from books what books can give us.





Real education consists in drawing the best out of yourself. What better book can there be than the book of humanity?





Architecture is the great book of humanity, the principal expression of man in his different stages of development, either as a force or as an intelligence.











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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