Michel de MontaigneMichel de Montaigne, [Michel Eyquem De Montaigne] (1532-1592) French Renaissance scholar, philosopher, writer

Michel de Montaigne Quote

“If falsehood like truth had only one face, we would be in better shape. For we would take as certain the opposite of what the liar said. But the reverse of truth has a hundred thousand shapes and a limitless field.”

Michel de MontaigneMichel de Montaigne
~ Michel de Montaigne

Ratings and Comments

Mike, Norwalk

Of a lie, Montaigne is very accurate. Of the truth, though there be but one absolute (truth needing no defense and truth needs no argument - it is self evident), truth's conveyance has a myriad of understandings.

E Archer, NYC

In the search for truth, often what is discovered is what is not true -- religion comes to mind as the sources of much can traced to other places, yet we are still left with what is really true. When the truth is unknown, there are literally endless possibilities. The truth can rarely be simplified into sound bites.


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