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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Montaigne's ceiling • Le plafond de Montaigne

This quotation is from Terence (Publius Terentius Afer, 195/185–159 BC).

'Homo sum humani a me nihil alienum puto.'

Puisque je suis être humain, rien d'humain me surprendrait.

Speaking as a human: no act of human will surprise me.

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