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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 I dance, I dance; when I sleep, I sleep.



Note 

Note





When I dance, I dance; when I sleep, I sleep.



Translation

Translation

(French, German)



French
Quand je danse, je danse ; quand je dors, je dors ;

German
Wenn ich tanze, tanze ich; wenn ich schlafe, schlafe ich;




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See also...



I am simply what I am, or I begin to be that. I live in the present. I only remember the past, and anticipate the future. I love to live.

Mastery of the moment is mastery over life.

When we make music we don't do it in order to reach a certain point, such as the end of the composition. If that were the purpose of music then obviously the fastest players would be the best. Also, when we are dancing we are not aiming to arrive at a particular place on the floor as in a journey. When we dance, the journey itself is the point, as when we play music the playing itself is the point.

You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment.




Quotes for: sleep


Quotes

Quotes for: sleep


As a well-spent day brings happy sleep, so life well used brings happy death.





Life is a sleep and love is its dream; and you have lived if you have loved.





Silence is the sleep that nourishes wisdom.





Sleep is the best meditation.





Sleep and Death are twin brothers.
Homer - Iliad - 





We are such stuff as dreams are made on, and our little life is rounded with a sleep.











Quotes for: dance


Quotes

Quotes for: dance


The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance.





He who would learn to fly one day must first learn to stand and walk and run and climb and dance; one cannot fly into flying.”





Let us read and let us dance—these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.





One must still have chaos in oneself to be able to give birth to a dancing star.





I do not know what the spirit of a philosopher could more wish to be than a good dancer. For the dance is his ideal, also his fine art, finally also the only kind of piety he knows, his 'divine service.'





The art of living is more like wrestling than dancing.











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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