On this day, February 28 in the year 1533, the most significant philosopher of the French renaissance was born. His name was Michel de Montaigne.
Here are some of his words of wisdom to motivate us.
Lend yourself to others but give yourself to yourself.
The greatest thing in the world is to know how to belong to oneself.
Men are tormented by the opinions they have of things, and not the things themselves.
The most certain sign of wisdom is cheerfulness.
Happiness involves working toward meaningful goals.
My life has been full of terrible misfortunes most of which never happened.
He who fears he shall suffer, already suffers what he fears.
Other people do not see you at all, but guess at you by uncertain conjectures.
I care not so much what I am to others as what I am to myself. I will be rich by myself, and not by borrowing.
Honesty is a question of right and wrong, not a matter of policy.
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