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Pierre Corneille
June 6, 1606 - October 1, 1684
Nationality: French
Category: Dramatist
Subcategory: French Dramatist

To die for one's country is such a worthy fate that all compete for so beautiful a death.


A liar is always lavish of oaths.


It matters more how one gives than what one gives.


Oh rage! Oh despair! Oh age, my enemy!


Treachery is noble when aimed at tyranny.


It takes good memory to keep up a lie.


I see, I know, I believe, I am undeceived.


When there is no peril in the fight there is no glory in the triumph.


In the service of Caesar, everything is legitimate.


Deceit is the game of petty spirits, and that is by nature a woman's quality.


Peace is produced by war.


How delicious is pleasure after torment!


Those who easily forgive invite offenses.


I would not like a king who could obey.


Reason and love are sworn enemies.


Brave men are brave from the very first.


Danger breeds best on too much confidence.


Each instant of life is a step toward death.


Just vengeance does not call for punishment.


A first impulse was never a crime.


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