Michel de Montaigne Quotes (547 quotes)
“The height and value of true virtue consists in the facility, utility, and pleasure of its exercise; so far from difficulty, that boys, as well as men, and the innocent as well as the subtle, may make it their own; and it is by order and good conduct, and not by force, that it is to be acquired.”
―Michel de Montaigne
The Works of Michael de Montaigne: Comprising His Essays, Letters, and Journey Through Germany and Italy (J. W. Moore, 1856), translated by Charles Cotton, p. 94, "Montaigne's Essays"
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Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsMichel de Montaigne
Born: February 28, 1533
Died: September 13, 1592 (aged 59)
Bio: Michel Eyquem de Montaigne was one of the most influential writers of the French Renaissance, known for popularising the essay as a literary genre and is popularly thought of as the father of Modern Skepticism.
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