This is the list of Michel de Montaigne qoutes used throughout the texts in this blog. They are share here for your reference and inspiration. Michel de Montaigne was a sixteenth century philosopher from France. In his works you can find a lot of references to the Stoics, mainly Seneca. His view on philosophy is quite unique as he uses himself as the object of his examinations.

“To philosophize is to learn how to die.”

Michel de Montaigne, The Essays, Book 1, Chapter 19

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“We do not know where death awaits us; so let us wait for it everywhere.”

Michel de Montaigne, The Essays, Book 1, Chapter 19

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“For those who want to learn, the obstacle can often be the authority of those who teach.”

Michel de Montaigne, The Essays; A Selection

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“I would rather be an expert on me than on Cicero.”

Michel de Montaigne, The Essays; A Selection

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“And on the highest throne in the world, we are seated, still, upon our arses.”

Michel de Montaigne, The Essays; A Selection

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