Zitat des Tages von Michel de Montaigne:
There is little less trouble in governing a private family than a whole kingdom.
If you don't know how to die, don't worry; Nature will tell you what to do on the spot, fully and adequately. She will do this job perfectly for you; don't bother your head about it.
An untempted woman cannot boast of her chastity.
Death, they say, acquits us of all obligations.
The strangest, most generous, and proudest of all virtues is true courage.
He who establishes his argument by noise and command shows that his reason is weak.
I do myself a greater injury in lying than I do him of whom I tell a lie.
I have often seen people uncivil by too much civility, and tiresome in their courtesy.
My life has been full of terrible misfortunes most of which never happened.
Love to his soul gave eyes; he knew things are not as they seem. The dream is his real life; the world around him is the dream.
The finest souls are those that have the most variety and suppleness.
My trade and art is to live.
Lend yourself to others, but give yourself to yourself.
We only labor to stuff the memory, and leave the conscience and the understanding unfurnished and void.
Not being able to govern events, I govern myself.
It is a monstrous thing that I will say, but I will say it all the same: I find in many things more restraint and order in my morals than in my opinions, and my lust less depraved than my reason.
We can be knowledgable with other men's knowledge but we cannot be wise with other men's wisdom.
If ordinary people complain that I speak too much of myself, I complain that they do not even think of themselves.
For truly it is to be noted, that children's plays are not sports, and should be deemed as their most serious actions.
If you press me to say why I loved him, I can say no more than because he was he, and I was I.
Let us not be ashamed to speak what we shame not to think.
Every man bears the whole stamp of the human condition.
It should be noted that children at play are not playing about; their games should be seen as their most serious-minded activity.
There is a sort of gratification in doing good which makes us rejoice in ourselves.
Marriage is like a cage; one sees the birds outside desperate to get in, and those inside equally desperate to get out.
Ignorance is the softest pillow on which a man can rest his head.
Poverty of goods is easily cured; poverty of soul, impossible.
Nothing is so firmly believed as what we least know.
The ceaseless labour of your life is to build the house of death.
A wise man never loses anything, if he has himself.
Nothing fixes a thing so intensely in the memory as the wish to forget it.
How many condemnations I have witnessed more criminal than the crime!
I prefer the company of peasants because they have not been educated sufficiently to reason incorrectly.
A wise man sees as much as he ought, not as much as he can.
In true education, anything that comes to our hand is as good as a book: the prank of a page- boy, the blunder of a servant, a bit of table talk - they are all part of the curriculum.
I put forward formless and unresolved notions, as do those who publish doubtful questions to debate in the schools, not to establish the truth but to seek it.