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Jean Racine
December 22, 1639 - April 21, 1699
Nationality: French
Category: Dramatist
Subcategory: French Dramatist

According as the man is, so must you humour him.


Is a faith without action a sincere faith?


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.


In fine, nothing is said now that has not been said before.


Justice in the extreme is often unjust.


A noble heart cannot suspect in others the pettiness and malice that it has never felt.


There are no secrets that time does not reveal.


My death, taking the light from my eyes, gives back to the day the purity which they soiled.


Many a time a man cannot be such as he would be, if circumstances do not admit of it.


There is nothing so easy but that it becomes difficult when you do it with reluctance.


I am a man, and nothing that concerns a man do I deem a matter of indifference to me.


Thank the Gods! My misery exceeds all my hopes!


It is a maxim of old that among themselves all things are common to friends.


Do not they bring it to pass by knowing that they know nothing at all?


Nothing is so difficult but that it may be found out by seeking.


I have everything, yet have nothing; and although I possess nothing, still of nothing am I in want.


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.


The glory of my name increases my shame. Less known by mortals, I could better escape their eyes.


Without money honor is merely a disease.


The quarrels of lovers are the renewal of love.


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