American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- Montaigne, Michel Eyquem de 1533-1592. French essayist whose discursive, lively personal essays are considered the highest expression of 16th-century French prose.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. obsolete A mountain.
- n. French writer regarded as the originator of the modern essay (1533-1592)
“MONTAIGNE, 1533-1593 A.D. A very different sort of writer was the Frenchman, Montaigne.”
“I should like all who write on Montaigne, and give us the details of their researches and discoveries, to imagine one thing, Montaigne himself reading and criticising them.”
“Montaigne is a devout Catholic too which means he could put his immortal soul in peril if he committed suicide.”
“Montaigne is a smart and observant man who knows that the Art of Medicine is an inexact art and often times cause more harm than good:”
“Philosophy for Montaigne is all about moderation, “Moderation is a virtue which makes more demands on you than suffering does.””
“Montaigne is right to be against indolence in leaders.”
“The glory Montaigne is against is vainglory, the tendency to rate oneself too high and others too low.”
“Montaigne is not talking about polite conversation, on the contrary, “We ought to toughen and fortify our ears against being seduced by the sound of polite words.””
“Montaigne is not against passionate married sex, but if you have a good marriage, good sex is merely a bonus.”
“Montaigne is not an advocate of “spare the rod, spoil the child”:”
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