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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 strangest, most generous, and proudest of all virtues is true courage.



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Translation

(French, German)



French
La plus forte, genereuse et superbe de toutes les vertus est la vaillance.

German
Die stärkste, großzügigste und erhabenste aller Tugenden ist die Tapferkeit.




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Without courage, wisdom bears no fruit.

There is no happiness without courage, nor virtue without struggle.

A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue, but the parent of all the other virtues.




Quotes for: courage


Quotes

Quotes about courage:


Have courage to use your own reason!





I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.





Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear.





The courage of Truth, the belief in the power of the spirit, is the first condition of philosophical study.





Courage in the path is what makes the path manifest itself.





Audacity augments courage; hesitation, fear.











Quotes for: virtue


Quotes

Quotes about virtue:


Happiness is a virtue, not its reward.





Recommend virtue to your children it alone, not money, can make them happy. I speak from experience.





The virtues lose themselves in interest as the rivers are lost in the sea.





Humility is not a virtue; that is, it does not arise from reason.





Virtue is harder to be got than knowledge of the world; and, if lost in a young man, is seldom recovered.





All things excellent are as difficult as they are rare.











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.





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.





My trade and art is to live.












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