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No wind makes for him that hath no intended port to sail into.




Michel Eyquem de Montaigne, 1533-1592, Mayor of Bordeaux, France, Philosopher & Writer, Essays, 1850-1858

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Michel de Montaigne
Michel de Montaigne
  • Born: February 28, 1533
  • Died: September 13, 1592
  • Nationality: French
  • Profession: Philosopher

Michel Eyquem de Montaigne, Lord of Montaigne was one of the most significant philosophers of the French Renaissance, known for popularizing the essay as a literary genre. His work is noted for its merging of casual anecdotes and autobiography with intellectual insight. His massive volume Essais contains some of the most influential essays ever written.

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