Facts about Moliere

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Summary

Molière (born as Jean-Baptiste Poquelin in Paris, France, died in Paris, France) was a famous Playwright from France, who lived between January 15, 1622 and February 17, 1673. He became 51 years old.

Zodiac etc.

He is born under the zodiac capricorn, who is known for Determination, Dominance, Perservering, Practical, Willful. Our collection contains 46 quotes who is written / told by Moliere, under the main topics: Nature, Wisdom.

Related authors: Isabelle Adjani, Plautus

Source / external links:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moliere

Famous quotes by Moliere (46)


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"Perfect reason flees all extremity, and leads one to be wise with sobriety"
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"One ought to look a good deal at oneself before thinking of condemning others"
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"People of quality know everything without ever having learned anything"
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"One should eat to live, not live to eat"
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"We die only once, and for such a long time"
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"Oh, how fine it is to know a thing or two"
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"There's nothing quite like tobacco: it's the passion of decent folk, and whoever lives without tobacco doesn't deserve to live"
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"There is no praise to bear the sort that you put in your pocket"
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"There are pretenders to piety as well as to courage"
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"The trees that are slow to grow bear the best fruit"
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"The more we love our friends, the less we flatter them; it is by excusing nothing that pure love shows itself"
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"The greater the obstacle, the more glory in overcoming it"
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"The duty of comedy is to correct men by amusing them"
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"Some of the most famous books are the least worth reading. Their fame was due to their having done something that needed to be doing in their day. The work is done and the virtue of the book has expired"
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"Solitude terrifies the soul at twenty"
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"Reason is not what decides love"
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"Love is often the fruit of marriage"
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"It's true Heaven forbids some pleasures, but a compromise can usually be found"
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"It is the public scandal that offends; to sin in secret is no sin at all"
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"It is not only for what we do that we are held responsible, but also for what we do not do"
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"It is a strange enterprise to make respectable people laugh"
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"It is a fine seasoning for joy to think of those we love"
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"It infuriates me to be wrong when I know I'm right"
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"If you suppress grief too much, it can well redouble"
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"If you make yourself understood, you're always speaking well"
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"If everyone were clothed with integrity, if every heart were just, frank, kindly, the other virtues would be well-nigh useless"
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"I want to be distinguished from the rest; to tell the truth, a friend to all mankind is not a friend for me"
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"I prefer a pleasant vice to an annoying virtue"
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"I live on good soup, not on fine words"
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"I have the knack of easing scruples"
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"I have the fault of being a little more sincere than is proper"
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"I feed on good soup, not beautiful language"
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"He who follows his lessons tastes a profound peace, and looks upon everybody as a bunch of manure"
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"Grammar, which knows how to control even kings"
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"Frenchmen have an unlimited capacity for gallantry and indulge it on every occasion"
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"Every good act is charity. A man's true wealth hereafter is the good that he does in this world to his fellows"
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"Esteem must be founded on preference: to hold everyone in high esteem is to esteem nothing"
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"Don't appear so scholarly, pray. Humanize your talk, and speak to be understood"
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"Books and marriage go ill together"
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"As the purpose of comedy is to correct the vices of men, I see no reason why anyone should be exempt"
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"All which is not prose is verse; and all which is not verse is prose"
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"All the ills of mankind, all the tragic misfortunes that fill the history books, all the political blunders, all the failures of the great leaders have arisen merely from a lack of skill at dancing"
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"Ah! how annoying that the law doesn't allow a woman to change husbands just as one does shirts"
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"A wise man is superior to any insults which can be put upon him, and the best reply to unseemly behavior is patience and moderation"
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"A lover tries to stand in well with the pet dog of the house"
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"A learned fool is more a fool than an ignorant fool"


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