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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

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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French
Quand on me contrarie, on éveille mon attention, non pas ma colère : je m'avance vers celui qui me contredit, qui m'instruit.

German
Gibt man mir Kontra, erregt das meine Aufmerksamkeit, nicht meinen Zorn. Dem, der mir widerspricht, öffne ich mich: Ich lerne ja von ihm.




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I have laboured carefully, not to mock, lament, or execrate, but to understand human actions.

Let us enrich ourselves with our mutual differences.

Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.

Love your Enemies, for they tell you your faults.




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