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

Michel de Montaigne Quote

“I prefer the company of peasants because they have not been educated sufficiently to reason incorrectly.”

Michel de MontaigneMichel de Montaigne
~ Michel de Montaigne

Ratings and Comments

J Carlton, Calgary

The term "educated idiots" comes to mind.

skip, harbor city, ca.

Right on.

Brooks, Hartwell, Ga.

Would he be talking about todays graduates?

E Archer, NYC

Travel to a 3rd world country in which the common people must provide for themselves or perish. No matter what promises the government may make, they will have to figure out a way to raise food, make shelter, and trade among each other -- regulations be damned. If something is broken, someone will figure out how to fix it -- and quite happily. I have learned a great deal from 'poor' people who are richer in so many ways than their 'Western' counterparts which live like royalty in comparison and are never satisfied. I have tremendous respect for such people.

Robert, Somewhere in the USA

And because so, they think before they act - just don't let them drink to much wine. In France we lived just a short distance from his house.


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