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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 nothing so beautiful and legitimate as to play the man well and properly.



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Other Version: "There is nothing so fine and legitimate as well and duly to play the man."


Source: Essays



Translation

Translation

(French, German)



French
Il n'est rien si beau et légitime que de faire bien l'homme et dûment.

German
Es gibt nichts Schöneres und Legitimeres, als den Menschen zu spielen, wie es sich gehört




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While you live, while it is in your power, be good.

It is by playing the man, or the woman well that one helps humanity to exist. And it is necessary: it needs you just as you need it!




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Do not wait to be perfect to start something good.
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The best is the enemy of good.
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For there is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.
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Friendship multiplies the good of life and divides the evil.
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Quotes for: Man


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Quotes about man, all human beings:


No man is weak by choice.
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Man arrives as a novice at each age of his life.
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The greatness of man lies in his decision to be stronger than his condition.
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Man is the future of man.
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Man is but a reed, the most feeble thing in nature, but he is a thinking reed.
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We build too many walls and not enough bridges.
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I think my opinions are good and sound, but who does not think the same of his own?
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The greatest thing in the world is to know how to belong to oneself.
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The strangest, most generous, and proudest of all virtues is true courage.
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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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