Montaigne (1533 – 1592)

Michel Eyquem de Montaigne (1533 – 1592)

Montaigne Quote – “Fortune does us neither good nor hurt…”

Fortune does us neither good nor hurt; she only presents us the matter, and the seed, which our soul, more powerfully than she, turns and applies as she best pleases; being the sole cause and sovereign mistress of her own happy or unhappy condition. Michel Eyquem de Montaigne (1533 – 1592)

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Michel Eyquem de Montaigne (1533 – 1592)

Montaigne Quote – “To compose our character is our duty…”

This is the greatest work of all. In order to show and release her powers, Nature has no need of fortune; she shows herself equally on all levels, and behind a curtain as well as without one. To compose our character is our duty, not to compose books, and to win, not battles and provinces, but order and tranquility in […]

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