Who is Michel De Montaigne

Michel Eyquem, Sieur de Montaigne ( mon-TAYN; French: [miʃɛl ekɛm də mɔ̃tɛɲ]; 28 February 1533 – 13 September 1592), also known as the Lord of Montaigne, was one of the most significant philosophers of the French Renaissance. He is known for popularizing the essay as a literary genre. His work is noted for its merging of casual anecdotes and autobiography with intellectual insight. Montaigne had a direct influence on numerous Western writers; his massive volume Essais contains some of the most influential essays ever written.

During his lifetime, Montaigne was admired more as a statesman than as an author. The tendency in his essays to digress into anecdotes and personal ruminations was seen as detrimental to proper style rather than as an innovation, and his declaration...
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Iherb85code87: “the greatest thing in the world is to know how to belong to oneself.” ― michel de montaigne .sep 2022 iherb
Infinity_rxg: “he who fears he will suffer, already suffers because he fears.” — michel de montaigne ralphgail st20nger together
Joekaniu: “every other knowledge is harmful to him who does not have knowledge of goodness.” – michel de montaigne, essais
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_ayyumii: stubborn and ardent clinging to one's opinion is the best proof of stupidity. -michel de montaigne ralphgail st20nger together
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