Michel de Montaigne Quotes

The public weal requires that men should betray, and lie, and massacre.

 
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.