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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J'honore le plus ceux que j'honore le moins.

I honour the most those whom I honour the least.

1 comment:

  1. This apophthegm is not as obscure as it seems. It simply means that he respects 'the Third Estate' (peasants, itinerants and his own servants) more than the 'First Estate' of 'gentle folk'.