Saturday, February 28, 2009

Que sais-je?

Today is the birthday of Michel Eyquem de Montaigne (February 28, 1533 - September 13, 1592), French courtier and author whose Essais (Essays) established the essay as a literary form. He is considered one of the most influential writers of the French Renaissance and the father-figure of scepticism in modern Europe.

"When I play with my cat, who knows if I am not a pastime to her more than she is to me?" - Michel de Montaigne

"Saying is one thing and doing is another."- Michel de Montaigne

"Nothing is so firmly believed as that which least is known." - Michel de Montaigne

"The thing I fear most is fear." - Michel de Montaigne

Que sais-je?
Translation: "What know I?" or "What do I know?" - Michel de Montaigne

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