Quotes by Michel de Montaigne

About Michel de Montaigne:

Michel Eyquem de Montaigne is noted for its merging of casual anecdotes and autobiography with serious intellectual insight; his massive volume Essais (translated literally as "Attempts" or "Trials") contains some of the most influential essays ever written. Montaigne had a direct influence on writers all over the world, including Francis Bacon, René Descartes, Blaise Pascal, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Albert Hirschman, William Hazlitt, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Friedrich Nietzsche, Stefan Zweig, Eric Hoffer, Isaac Asimov, and possibly on the later works of William Shakespeare.

Author Bio

  • NameMichel de Montaigne
  • Description(1533-1592) French author, humanistic philosopher, statesman
  • AliasesMichel Eyquem de Montaigne
  • BornFebruary 28, 1533
  • DiedSeptember 13, 1592
  • CountryFrance
  • ProfessionPhilosopher; Writer; Jurist; Essayist; Autobiographer
  • WorksEssays