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6 Top Michel de Montaigne Quotes To Help You Stay More Productive In Life

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Help people to help themselves. Your purpose in life is help yourself. But you can’t yourself without helping other people.

“Who does not in some sort live for others, does not live much to himself.”- Michel de Montaigne

You are bigger than what you fear. Do not let your fears control your actions.

“There is no passion so contagious as that of fear.”- Michel de Montaigne

The value of life. If you are not happy with your life, you must check what you do every day. As the old saying goes, “How you spend your day is how you spend your life.”

“The value of life lies not in the length of days, but in the use we make of them…”- Michel de Montaigne

Be grateful for what you have right now. Do not live in the past. You must ‘rejoice in the things that are present.

“Rejoice in the things that are present; all else is beyond thee.”- Michel de Montaigne

You can’t change people, but you can change yourself. If you want change, start with yourself.

“Not being able to govern events, I govern myself.”- Michel de Montaigne

If you want to let go of something, don’t worry about it. Your brain will take care of it.

“Nothing prints more lively in our minds than something we wish to forget.”- Michel de Montaigne