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

Michel De Montaigne Quote

“Those who give the first shock to a state are the first overwhelmed in its ruin; the fruits of public commotion are seldom enjoyed by him who was the first mover; he only beats the water for another's net.”

Michel De MontaigneMichel De Montaigne
~ Michel De Montaigne

Ratings and Comments

cal, lewisville, tx

Rome killed many Christians for centuries before it became the Holy Roman Empire!

Mike, Norwalk

The Neocons, progressives, and all else that fight against the lawful and just foundations of freedom and liberty are beating the water for another's net.

E Archer, NYC

One of the reasons we call those who make those initial waves 'heros.' With courage we can overcome oppression -- it is not a task for the cowardly.


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