Posts Tagged 'Michel de Montaigne'

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 03/05/16

Painting by Thomas de Leu (Franco-Flemish pain...

Painting by Thomas de Leu (Franco-Flemish painter and engraver, 1560–1612, active 1580-1610). An engraving of this painting was published in the first edition of Montaigne’s Essais, 1617. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The greatest thing in the world is to know how to belong to oneself.”   —   Michel de Montaigne

(Is this one of those be comfortable in your own skin quotes?  Or a “To thine own self be true” thing?  I’m feeling a little thick today.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Sunday Cryptoquote Spoiler – 12/23/12

Bill O'Reilly at the World Affairs Council of ...

Bill O’Reilly at the World Affairs Council of Philadelphia, September 30, 2010 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

He who establishes his argument by noise and command shows that his reason is weak.”   —   Montaigne

(I’d like you – for those of you who partake of the FOX “News” network – to consider this quote the next time you watch Bill O’Reilly, or Sean Hannity, “interview” someone whose views they differ with.  The smarter of the two – if that is even possible – might punctuate his argument by pointing out you – meaning me, in this case – never end a sentence with a preposition.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

PS.  The equally bombastic Piers Morgan should also heed the wisdom of this quote.   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 11/17/12

Français : Essai de restitution des armoiries ...

Français : Essai de restitution des armoiries de Michel Eyquem, seigneur de Montaigne (+1592).Dans ses «Essais» livre I, chapitre 46, il décrit ses armes : «d’azur semé de trèfles d’or, à une patte de lyon de mesme, armée de gueules, mise en fasce» (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Valor is stability, not of legs and arms, but of courage and the soul.”   —   Michel de Montaigne

Français : Frontispice de l'édition Michaud/Fi...

Français : Frontispice de l’édition Michaud/Firmin-Didot des Essais de Michel de Montaigne (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

(Marvelous quote!  And, a pretty challenging solve.  Only two words, and the last name, ended in E.  And, neither single letter words were used.  For me, the placement of the commas, and the two short words following the commas, were the biggest clues.  After discerning that it was all downhill.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

PS.  Loads of pics of paintings and statues of this man – and his castles, and such – but the coat of arms REALLY caught my attention.  Beatutiful!  I decided to give you an additional pic of a painting of him, because I liked the hat he was rocking!  Without the hat he has an ENORMOUS head!  Like Egghead, from Batman.  Not exactly flattering, by today’s standards of beauty.  Maybe back then, but not today.   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 04/24/11

Painting by Thomas de Leu (Franco-Flemish pain...

Image via Wikipedia

Confidence in another man’s virtue is no slight evidence of a man’s own.”   —   Michel Montaigne

(A true Renaissance thinker.  Very influential on numerous other great thinker/writers:  Pascal, Descartes, Rousseau, Emerson, Nietzsche, etc., etc.  He was not afraid to doubt conventional “wisdom”.  I think people who question “authority” rock!  But . . . what do I know?)   —   YUR


Quote of the Day (Bonus)

A man who fears suffering is already suffering from what he fears.”   — Michel de Montaigne

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