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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

Of the experience I have of myself, I find enough to make me wise, if I were but a good scholar.



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French
De l’expérience que j’ai de moi, je trouve assez de quoi me faire sage, si j’étais bon écolier.

German
Die Erfahrung, welche ich an mir selbst habe, genügt mir, um weise zu werden, wenn ich nur ein guter Schüler wäre.




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See also...



Knowing is not enough; we must apply.
Willing is not enough; we must do.


All good maxims are in the world. We only need to apply them.




Quotes for: sage


Quotes

Quotes for: sage


Even for the wise, the desire for glory is the last of all passions to be laid aside.





From the faults of another a wise man will correct his own.





A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.





It is easier to be wise for others than for ourselves.





Those who live without madness are not as wise as they think.





The wise man is rich











Quotes for: experience


Quotes

Quotes for: experience


Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced.





What experience and history teach is this — that people and governments never have learned anything from history, or acted on principles deduced from it.





Poetry is related to philosophy as experience is related to empirical science.





Wisdom is the daughter of experience.





Experience is the name everyone gives to their mistakes.





Experience is the teacher of all things.











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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