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Michel de Montaigne Quotes About Love, Life, Death

28 February 1533-13 September 1592, was one of the most influential French renaissance philosopher, known for his popularization as a literary genre.His job is noted for its mix of casual and academic anecdotes and autobiography. His volume, Essais, contains some of the most important essays ever published.

My trade and art is to live.

MICHEL DE MONTAIGNE

The world is but a perpetual see-saw.

MICHEL DE MONTAIGNE

Who is Michel de Montaigne ?

28 February 1533-13 September 1592, was one of the most influential French renaissance philosopher, known for his popularization as a literary genre.

His job is noted for its mix of casual and academic anecdotes and autobiography. His volume, Essais, contains some of the most important essays ever published.

Montaigne had direct impact on the Western writers of Francis Bacon, René Descartes, Blaise Pascal, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Virginia Woolf, Albert Hirschman, William Hazlitt and possibly on William Shakespeare’s later works, including those by Ralph Waldo Emerson, Friedrich Nietzsche, Stefan Zweig, Eric Hoffer, Isaac Asimov.

Montaigne was revered during his lifetime as a statesman rather than an author. His writings on observations and personal ruminations seemed to damage proper style rather than creativity, and his assertion that “I’m myself the problem of my writing” was regarded as self-indulgent by his contemporaries.

In time, however, Montaigne was recognized as a spirit of free entertainment, perhaps better than any other author of his time, that began to emerge.

He is most famous for his cynical comment, “Que sçay-je?” (“What do I say, inMiddle French; now rendered in Modern French as Que sais-je?).

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