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 n'y a pas une idée qui vaille qu'on tue un homme.

No idea is worth killing for.

1 comment:

  1. This humanist sentiment runs right against what was happening in Europe at the time - when Catholics were burning Protestants horribly (see 'Foxe's Book of Martyrs') and Protestants, though to a lesser extent, were doing the same to Catholics. Montaigne stood on the Catholic side of the fence, and even served as a conciliator or negotiator between Charles IX and Protestant leaders.