Favorite Quotations Michel de Montaigne More Classic Literature

"Saying is one thing, doing another." ~ Michel de Montaigne

Michel de Montaigne

There is nothing more remarkable in the life of Socrates than that he found time in his old age to learn to dance and play on instruments and thought it time well spent.

My appetite comes to me while eating.

I consider myself an average man, except in the fact that I consider myself an average man.

Men are most apt to believe what they least understand.

Get a purge for your brain. It will do better than for your stomach.

When I play with my cat, who knows if I am not more of a pastime to her than she is to me? ~ Essays

The most evident token and apparent sign of true wisdom is a constant and unconstrained rejoicing.

Sometimes it is a good choice not to choose at all.

Those things are dearest to us that cost us most.

The most profound joy has more of gravity than of gaiety in it.