Aphorisms by author: Michel de Montaigne
As soon as a woman becomes ours, we are no longer theirs.
By theme : Women
A good marriage would be between a blind wife and a deaf husband.
By theme : Cynicism Marriage
The most universal quality is diversity.
By theme : Philosophy Wisdom
Wit is a dangerous weapon even to the possessor, if he knows not how to use it discreetly.
By theme : Reason Wit
There never was in the world two opinions alike, no more that two hairs, or two grains; the most universal quality is diversity.
By theme : Philosophy Thought
Experience teaches that a good memory is generally joined to a weak judgment.
By theme : Psychology Thought
Ambition is not a vice of little people.
By theme : Character Person Vice
We can be knowledgeable with other men`s knowledge, but we cannot be wise with other men`s wisdom.
By theme : Knowledge Wisdom
Women when they marry buy a cat in the bag.
By theme : Marriage Women
It is the rule of rules, and the general law of all laws, that every person should observe those of the place where he is.
By theme : Behavior Society
The land of marriage has this peculiarity: that strangers are desirous of inhabiting it, while its natural inhabitants would willingly be banished from thence.
By theme : Marriage
There is no conversation more boring than the one where everybody agrees.
By theme : Relations
He who has not a good memory should never take upon himself the trade of lying.
By theme : Behavior Lie
Nothing is so firmly believed as what we least know.
By theme : Knowledge Psychology Religion
I quote others only in order the better to express myself.
By theme : Behavior Psychology Reason
Nothing fixes a thing so intensely in the memory as the wish to forget it.
By theme : Behavior Psychology
He who establishes his argument by noise and command, shows that his reason is weak.
By theme : Behavior Reason
Marriage is like a cage; one sees the birds outside desperate to get in, and those inside desperate to get out.
By theme : Behavior Marriage