Facts about Jean Racine

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Jean Racine was a famous Dramatist from France, who lived between December 22, 1639 and April 21, 1699. He/she became 59 years old.

Our collection contains 30 quotes who is written / told by Jean.

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Famous quotes by Jean Racine (30)


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"It behooves a prudent person to make trial of everything before arms"
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"I have pushed virtue to outright brutality"
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"I have everything, yet have nothing; and although I possess nothing, still of nothing am I in want"
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"How good is God! How sweet his yoke!"
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"Many a time a man cannot be such as he would be, if circumstances do not admit of it"
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"In fine, nothing is said now that has not been said before"
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"I embrace my rival, but only to strangle him"
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"According as the man is, so must you humour him"
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"The quarrels of lovers are the renewal of love"
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"On the throne, one has many worries; and remorse is the one that weighs the least"
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"Justice in the extreme is often unjust"
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"Do not they bring it to pass by knowing that they know nothing at all?"
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"I know the disposition of women: when you will, they won't; when you won't, they set their hearts upon you of their own inclination"
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"Hell, covering all with its gloomy vapors, has cast shadows on even the holiest eyes"
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"A noble heart cannot suspect in others the pettiness and malice that it has never felt"
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"Too much virtue can be criminal"
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"The glory of my name increases my shame. Less known by mortals, I could better escape their eyes"
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"Nothing is so difficult but that it may be found out by seeking"
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"Love is not a fire to be shut up in a soul. Everything betrays us: voice, silence, eyes; half-covered fires burn all the brighter"
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"Is a faith without action a sincere faith?"
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"There is nothing so easy but that it becomes difficult when you do it with reluctance"
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"My death, taking the light from my eyes, gives back to the day the purity which they soiled"
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"I am a man, and nothing that concerns a man do I deem a matter of indifference to me"
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"Without money honor is merely a disease"
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"The principal rule of art is to please and to move. All the other rules were created to achieve this first one"
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"There are no secrets that time does not reveal"
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"Thank the Gods! My misery exceeds all my hopes!"
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"It is a maxim of old that among themselves all things are common to friends"
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"If I could believe that this was said sincerely, I could put up with anything"
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"A tragedy need not have blood and death; it's enough that it all be filled with that majestic sadness that is the pleasure of tragedy"


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