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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Il est impossible de faire concevoir à un homme naturellement aveugle qu'il ne voit pas.

It's not possible to make a person who was born blind understand what seeing is.

1 comment:

  1. This observation also has a moral dimension, and could refer to the moral blindness of corrupt clergy and the ruling classes. Montaigne himself was of the 'lesser nobility' and thus in a good position to observe society at large.