Michel de Montaigne, fully Lord Michel Eyquem de Montaigne

Michel de
Montaigne, fully Lord Michel Eyquem de Montaigne
1533
1592

French Renaissance Writer, Moralist, Essayist, Father of Modern Skepticism

Author Quotes

A wise man is not wise in everything.

Don't be ashamed to say what you are not ashamed to think.

A wise man loses nothing, if he but save himself.

Every period of life has its peculiar prejudice; whoever saw old age that did not applaud the past, and condemn the present times?

Age imprints more wrinkles in the mind, than it does in the face, and souls are never, or very rarely seen, that in growing old do not smell sour and musty. Man moves all together, both towards his perfection and his decay.

From obedience and submission spring all other virtues, as all sin does form self-opinion.

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First Name
Michel de
Last Name
Montaigne, fully Lord Michel Eyquem de Montaigne
Birth Date
1533
Death Date
1592
Bio

French Renaissance Writer, Moralist, Essayist, Father of Modern Skepticism