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Moliere Quotes

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January 15, 1622 - February 17, 1673
Nationality: French
Category: Playwright
Subcategory: French Playwright

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.


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.


There's nothing quite like tobacco: it's the passion of decent folk, and whoever lives without tobacco doesn't deserve to live.


The duty of comedy is to correct men by amusing them.


One should eat to live, not live to eat.


Perfect reason flees all extremity, and leads one to be wise with sobriety.


He who follows his lessons tastes a profound peace, and looks upon everybody as a bunch of manure.


Of all follies there is none greater than wanting to make the world a better place.


People don't mind being mean; but they never want to be ridiculous.


Every good act is charity. A man's true wealth hereafter is the good that he does in this world to his fellows.


Grammar, which knows how to control even kings.


I have the knack of easing scruples.


The greater the obstacle, the more glory in overcoming it.


A learned fool is more a fool than an ignorant fool.


It is not only for what we do that we are held responsible, but also for what we do not do.


Oh, I may be devout, but I am human all the same.


I want to be distinguished from the rest; to tell the truth, a friend to all mankind is not a friend for me.


I prefer a pleasant vice to an annoying virtue.


It is the public scandal that offends; to sin in secret is no sin at all.


Solitude terrifies the soul at twenty.


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