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Summary

Pierre Corneille was a famous Dramatist from France, who lived between June 6, 1606 and October 1, 1684. He became 78 years old.

Biography

Pierre Corneille (born in Rouen, died in Paris) was a French playwright. He is regarded as the father of French classical tragedy. Perhaps his most prominent work is the drama Le Cid from 1636.

Corneille was a lawyer by profession, and lived as official in Rouen to 1662, when he moved to Paris. In 1647 he became a member of the Académie française.

The business began as a dramatist Corneille with a series of comedies, of which the first, Melite, was built in 1629. The choice of topics differ, he is not particularly from its predecessors, but is distinguished above those with a more ingenious spun intrigue.

Following the lines of Spanish dramatic literature, Corneille wrote in 1636 drama Le Cid, inspired by the work of Guillén de Castro, which was epoch-making for the development of the French drama. It was also very well received by audiences, but was met with some criticism from the recently (1635) stapled Académie française. In the years that followed Corneille wrote one masterpiece after another: the tragedies Horace (1639), Cinna (same year) and Polyeucte (1640) and the comedy Le menteur (1642).

He also wrote about theater theory and technique, including works such as Les Trois Discours sur le poem drama romantique (1660).

Zodiac etc.

He is born under the zodiac gemini, who is known for Communication, Indecision, Inquisitive, Intelligent, Changeable. Our collection contains 66 quotes who is written / told by Pierre, under the main topic Power.

Related authors: Horace

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

Famous quotes by Pierre Corneille (66)


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"We never taste a perfect joy; our happiest successes are mixed with sadness"
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"To take revenge halfheartedly is to court disaster; either condemn or crown your hatred"
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"To he who avenges a father, nothing is impossible"
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"I agree to, or rather aspire to, my doom"
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"He who can live in infamy is unworthy of life"
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"To vanquish without peril is to triumph without glory"
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"They who overcome their desires once can overcome them always"
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"The subject of a good tragedy must not be realistic"
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"Peace is produced by war"
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"My reason, it's true, controls my feelings, but whatever its authority, it doesn't rule them so much as tyrannize them"
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"Love is a tyrant sparing none"
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"Brave men are brave from the very first"
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"A true king is neither husband nor father; he considers his throne and nothing else"
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"Treachery is noble when aimed at tyranny"
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"To die for one's country is such a worthy fate that all compete for so beautiful a death"
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"To conquer without danger is to conquer without glory"
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"This dark brightness that falls from the stars"
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"One ought to have a good memory when he has told a lie"
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"It takes good memory to keep up a lie"
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"In the service of Caesar, everything is legitimate"
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"I see, I know, I believe, I am undeceived"
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"I can be forced to live without happiness, but I will never consent to live without honor"
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"How delicious is pleasure after torment!"
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"He who pardons easily invites offense"
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"He who is hated by all can not expect to live long"
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"He who does not fear death cares naught for threats"
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"Desire increases when fulfillment is postponed"
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"Danger breeds best on too much confidence"
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"One is often guilty by being too just"
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"Oh rage! Oh despair! Oh age, my enemy!"
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"I have deserved neither so much honor or so much disgrace"
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"Each instant of life is a step toward death"
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"An example is often a deceptive mirror, and the order of destiny, so troubling to our thoughts, is not always found written in things past"
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"After having won a scepter, few are so generous as to disdain the pleasures of ruling"
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"Master of the universe but not of myself, I am the only rebel against my absolute power"
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"Just vengeance does not call for punishment"
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"It is the crime not the scaffold which is the disgrace"
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"I don't know how to defend myself: surprised innocence cannot imagine being under suspicion"
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"He who plays advisor is no longer ambassador"
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"He who allows himself to be insulted deserves to be"
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"A liar is always lavish of oaths"
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"Self-love is the source of all our other loves"
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"It matters more how one gives than what one gives"
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"Guess, if you can, and choose, if you dare"
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"Force is legitimate where gentleness avails not"
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"Flee an enemy who knows your weakness"
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"Every man of courage is a man of his word"
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"Clemency is the noblest trait which can reveal a true monarch to the world"
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"Those who easily forgive invite offenses"
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"The manner of giving is worth more than the gift"
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"The crime and not the scaffold makes the shame"
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"He who forgives readily only invites offense"
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"Happiness seems made to be shared"
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"Do your duty and leave the rest to heaven"
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"Alas, I emerge from one disaster to fall into a worse"
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"A Victory without danger is a triumph without glory"
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"A first impulse was never a crime"
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"When we conquer without danger our triumph is without glory"
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"We triumph without glory when we conquer without danger"
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"Oh, how sweet it is to pity the fate of an enemy who can no longer threaten us!"
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"My sweetest hope is to lose hope"
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"He who allows me to rule is in fact my master"
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"Deceit is the game of petty spirits, and that is by nature a woman's quality"
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"As great as kings may be, they are what we are: they can err like other men"
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"Ambition aspires to descend"
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"A good memory is needed after one has lied"


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