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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

The most certain sign of wisdom is cheerfulness.



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French
Le signe le plus évident de la sagesse, c'est une constante bonne humeur.

German
Das deutlichste Anzeichen von Weisheit ist anhaltend gute Laune.




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To the poet, to the philosopher, to the saint, all things are friendly and sacred, all events profitable, all days holy, all men divine.




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Patience is the companion of wisdom.
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Of all the things which wisdom provides to make us entirely happy, much the greatest is the possession of friendship.
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Never does nature say one thing and wisdom another.
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The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.
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Silence is often the truest wisdom.
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It is a characteristic of wisdom not to do desperate things.
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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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