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'aimerais mieux que mon fils apprît aux tavernes à parler, qu'aux écoles de la parlerie.

I would rather my son frequented public houses to learn to speak, than schools of glibness.

1 comment:

  1. 'Parlerie' is a rare antique word in French, and like 'parlage' is not to be found in Harrap's French-English dictionary. It has overtones of idle chatter and vacuousness as well as glibness - and thus should be The Word of our Time, a Zeitwort!