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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La Tour de Montaigne • Montaigne's Tower

His library was on the top floor,
and held,
on shelves five high, over a thousand books - which he dipped into for inspiration, rather than reading for mere information which he despised. Books were, of course, extremely expensive, scarcely a hundred years after the invention of the movable-type printing-press.

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