Michel Eyquem de Montaigne Quotes

Who does not in some sort live to others, does not live much to himself.

Life is a dream; when we sleep we are awake, and when awake we sleep.

We have more poets than judges and interpreters of poetry. It is easier to write an indifferent poem than to understand a good one.

And with Epicurus, I conceive that pleasures are to be avoided if greater pains be the consequence, and pains to be coveted that will terminate in greater pleasures.

Wonder is the foundation of all philosophy, inquiry the progress, ignorance the end.

Philosophy is doubt.

Experience has taught me this, that we undo ourselves by impatience. Misfortunes have their life and their limits, their sickness and their health.

Even on the most exalted throne in the world we are only sitting on our own bottom.

There’s as much difference between us and ourselves as between us and others.

I quote others only to better express myself.