Citations de Michel de Montaigne

Michel Eyquem, Seigneur de Montaigne, 1533-1592

Quotations from Montaigne's Essays
selected and translated by Anthony Weir
with glosses and comments.

Michel de Montaigne

Michel de Montaigne
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30.9.10

Inter cætera mortalitatis incommoda et hoc est, caligo mentium, nec tantum necessitas errandi sed errorum amor.

Entre tant d'infirmités de la nature humaine, il en est une, l'aveuglement de l'esprit, qui non seulement la pousse à l'erreur mais la lui fait chérir.

Amongst the many human handicaps there is one - bleakness of mind - which not only perverts people, but is a very source of pride.

1 comment:

  1. What he is saying really is that people are actually proud of being desiccated, mean, greedy, penny-pinching, pettifogging, rich, heartless, cruel, meat-eating and generally unpleasant.

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