• Confidence in the goodness of others is no slight testimony to one's own goodness, and so God gladly favours it.
    Confidence in the goodness of others is no slight testimony to one's own goodness, and so God gladly favours it.
    ~ Michel de Montaigne
  • I will be rich by myself and not by borrowing.
    ~ Michel de Montaigne
  • If there is such a thing as a good marriage, it is because it resembles friendship rather than love.
    ~ Michel de Montaigne
  • He who establishes his argument by noise and command shows that his reason is weak.
    ~ Michel de Montaigne
  • Nothing fixes a thing so intensely in the memory as the wish to forget it.
    ~ Michel de Montaigne
  • Meditation is a rich and powerful method of study for anyone who knows how to examine his mind.
    ~ Michel de Montaigne
  • My life has been full of terrible misfortunes most of which never happened.
    ~ Michel de Montaigne
  • I know well what I am fleeing from but not what I am in search of.
    ~ Michel de Montaigne
  • When I quote others I do so in order to express my own ideas more clearly.
    ~ Michel de Montaigne
  • A wise man sees as much as he ought, not as much as he can.
    A wise man sees as much as he ought, not as much as he can.
    ~ Michel de Montaigne