It was such love as Michelangelo had known, and Montaigne
, and Winckelmann, and Shakespeare himself.
I could recite you the whole of Thucydides, Xenophon, Plutarch, Titus Livius, Tacitus, Strada, Jornandes, Dante, Montaigne
, Shakspeare, Spinoza, Machiavelli, and Bossuet.
And therefore Montaigne
saith prettily, when he inquired the reason, why the word of the lie should be such a disgrace, and such an odious charge?
Once I took such delight in Montaigne
, that I thought I should not need any other book; before that, in Shakspeare; then in Plutarch; then in Plotinus; at one time in Bacon; afterwards in Goethe; even in Bettine; but now I turn the pages of either of them languidly, whilst I still cherish their genius.
The essays, it should be added, were evidently suggested and more or less influenced by those of the great French thinker, Montaigne
, an earlier contemporary of Bacon.
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2) By the end of the Essais, particularly in the last three chapters, it seems that Montaigne
has transcended ancient skepticism and developed a skepticism that is, as he would say, "all his own," (3) one that is better described as a therapeutic practice than a theoretical position.
E]very abridgement of a good booke," Montaigne
cautions, "is a foole abridged.
Michel de Montaigne
and Samuel Johnson are two of the greatest essayists who ever lived.
More than one translator has worked for years on a passage, only to turn in a pedestrian version just to fulfill the obligation to get the Montaigne
The Essays of Michel de Montaigne
are perhaps the first articulation of a coherent conservative political philosophy, one that can give us insight into the fundamental differences between liberalism and conservatism.
Jorge Edwards publica su novela La muerte de Montaigne
el ano 2011.