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

One is often guilty by being too just.


My reason, it's true, controls my feelings, but whatever its authority, it doesn't rule them so much as tyrannize them.


Every man of courage is a man of his word.

    Topics: Courage

Happiness seems made to be shared.


Love is a tyrant sparing none.

    Topics: Love Is

Severity is allowable where gentleness has no effect.


My sweetest hope is to lose hope.


The greater the effort, the greater the glory.


To conquer without danger is to conquer without glory.


The crime and not the scaffold makes the shame.


The subject of a good tragedy must not be realistic.


It is a crime against the State to be powerful enough to commit one.


He who is hated by all can not expect to live long.


Clemency is the noblest trait which can reveal a true monarch to the world.


Desire increases when fulfillment is postponed.


Ambition aspires to descend.


When we conquer without danger our triumph is without glory.


As great as kings may be, they are what we are: they can err like other men.


A Victory without danger is a triumph without glory.


To take revenge halfheartedly is to court disaster; either condemn or crown your hatred.


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