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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

Wisdom has its excesses, and has no less need of moderation than does folly.



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French
La sagesse a ses excés, et n'a pas moins besoin de modération que la folie.

German
Die Weisheit hat ihre Exzesse und bedarf nicht weniger der Mäßigung als der Wahnsinn




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It is unwise to be too sure of one's own wisdom. It is healthy to be reminded that the strongest might weaken and the wisest might err.

If we are too wise, we may be equally to blame.

The Sage will bear the name of insane, and the Just the name of unjust, if in their search for Virtue they go beyond what is sufficient.




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Patience is the companion of wisdom.
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The most certain sign of wisdom is cheerfulness.
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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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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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