Michel de Montaigne Quotes (547 quotes)
“Marriage is like a cage; one sees the birds outside desperate to get in, and those inside equally desperate to get out.”
―Michel de Montaigne
Essais (1580), Book III, chapter 5: Upon some Verses of Virgil. Variant translation: "It happens as with cages: the birds who are outside despair to get in, and those inside despair of getting out."
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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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