Moliere Quotes

Top 100 wise famous quotes and sayings by Moliere

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Moliere quotes: Sometimes I feel something akin to rage At the corrupted morals of this age! Sometimes I feel something akin to rage At the corrupted morals of this age!
Moliere quotes: Men often marry in hasty recklessness and repent afterward all their lives. Men often marry in hasty recklessness and repent afterward all their lives.
Moliere quotes: Love is a great master. It teaches us to be what we never were. Love is a great master. It teaches us to be what we never were.
Moliere quotes: We die only once, and for such a long time. We die only once, and for such a long time.
Moliere quotes: Two wives? That exceeds the custom. Two wives? That exceeds the custom.
Moliere quotes: A lover tries to stand in well with the pet dog of the house. A lover tries to stand in well with the pet dog of the house.
Moliere quotes: We are easily duped by those we love. We are easily duped by those we love.
Moliere quotes: [Dom Juan] believes neither in Heaven, nor the saints, nor God, nor the Werewolf. [Dom Juan] believes neither in Heaven, nor the saints, nor God, nor the Werewolf.
Moliere quotes: I assure you, an educated fool is more foolish than an uneducated one. I assure you, an educated fool is more foolish than an uneducated one.
Moliere quotes: No one is safe from slander. The best way is to pay no attention to it, but live in innocence and let the world talk. No one is safe from slander. The best way is to pay no attention to it, but live in innocence and let the world talk.
Moliere quotes: Although I am a pious man, I am not the less a man. Although I am a pious man, I am not the less a man.
Moliere quotes: There's nothing people can't contrive to praise or condemn and find justification for doing so, according to their age and their inclinations. There's nothing people can't contrive to praise or condemn and find justification for doing so, according to their age and their inclinations.
Moliere quotes: But how a man like you, who looks so wise And wears a moustache of such splendid size,Can be so foolish as to ... But how a man like you, who looks so wise
And wears a moustache of such splendid size,
Can be so foolish as to ...
Moliere quotes: You are my peace, my solace, my salvation. You are my peace, my solace, my salvation.
Moliere quotes: Ah! What a fine thing it is to know something! Ah! What a fine thing it is to know something!
Moliere quotes: You never see the old austerity That was the essence of civility; Young people hereabouts, unbridled, now Just want. You never see the old austerity That was the essence of civility; Young people hereabouts, unbridled, now Just want.
Moliere quotes: Ah! devout though I may be, I am no less a man! Ah! devout though I may be, I am no less a man!
Moliere quotes: Debts are nowadays like children begot with pleasure, but brought forth in pain. Debts are nowadays like children begot with pleasure, but brought forth in pain.
Moliere quotes: Flatterers are always to blame for the vices which prevail among mankind Flatterers are always to blame for the vices which prevail among mankind
Moliere quotes: No, you shall be, my faith! Tartuffified. No, you shall be, my faith! Tartuffified.
Moliere quotes: The duty of comedy is to correct men by amusing them. The duty of comedy is to correct men by amusing them.
Moliere quotes: He must have killed a lot of men to have made so much money. He must have killed a lot of men to have made so much money.
Moliere quotes: And knowing money is a root of evil, in Christian charity, he'd take away whatever things may hinder your salvation. And knowing money is a root of evil, in Christian charity, he'd take away whatever things may hinder your salvation.
Moliere quotes: We must take the good with the bad; For the good when it's good, is so very good That the bad when it's bad can't be bad! We must take the good with the bad; For the good when it's good, is so very good That the bad when it's bad can't be bad!
Moliere quotes: The world will not alter for all your meddling. The world will not alter for all your meddling.
Moliere quotes: It is madness beyond compare To try to reform the world. It is madness beyond compare To try to reform the world.
Moliere quotes: There is no rampart that will hold out against malice. There is no rampart that will hold out against malice.
Moliere quotes: To create a public scandal is what's wicked; to sin in private is not a sin. To create a public scandal is what's wicked; to sin in private is not a sin.
Moliere quotes: Perfect reason avoids all extremes. Perfect reason avoids all extremes.
Moliere quotes: I find that it is the best trade of all; for, whether we manage well or ill, we are paid just the same. I find that it is the best trade of all; for, whether we manage well or ill, we are paid just the same.
Moliere quotes: Esteem must be founded on preference: to hold everyone in high esteem is to esteem nothing. Esteem must be founded on preference: to hold everyone in high esteem is to esteem nothing.
Moliere quotes: I might, by chance, write something just as shoddy;But then I wouldn't show it to everybody. I might, by chance, write something just as shoddy;
But then I wouldn't show it to everybody.
Moliere quotes: Things are only worth what you make them worth. Things are only worth what you make them worth.
Moliere quotes: It is a strange enterprise to make respectable people laugh. It is a strange enterprise to make respectable people laugh.
Moliere quotes: With a smile we should instruct our youth ... With a smile we should instruct our youth ...
Moliere quotes: I have a heart to love all the world; and like Alexander I wish there were yet other worlds, so I could carry even further my amorous conquests. I have a heart to love all the world; and like Alexander I wish there were yet other worlds, so I could carry even further my amorous conquests.
Moliere quotes: Beauty without intelligence is like a hook without bait. Beauty without intelligence is like a hook without bait.
Moliere quotes: Why put yourself in charge of Heaven's cause?Does Heaven need our help to enforce its laws? Why put yourself in charge of Heaven's cause?
Does Heaven need our help to enforce its laws?
Moliere quotes: And with his arms crossed he looks pityingly down from his spiritual height on everything that anyone says. And with his arms crossed he looks pityingly down from his spiritual height on everything that anyone says.
Moliere quotes: Solitude terrifies the soul at twenty. Solitude terrifies the soul at twenty.
Moliere quotes: Its as if you think you'd never find Reason and the Sacred intertwined Its as if you think you'd never find Reason and the Sacred intertwined
Moliere quotes: Man, I can assure you, is a nasty creature. Man, I can assure you, is a nasty creature.
Moliere quotes: The scandal of the world is what makes the offence; it is not sinful to sin in silence. The scandal of the world is what makes the offence; it is not sinful to sin in silence.
Moliere quotes: We always speak well when we manage to be understood. We always speak well when we manage to be understood.
Moliere quotes: Esteem must be founded on some sort of preference. Bestow it on everybody and it ceases to have any meaning at all. Esteem must be founded on some sort of preference. Bestow it on everybody and it ceases to have any meaning at all.
Moliere quotes: There is no secret of the heart which our actions do not disclose. There is no secret of the heart which our actions do not disclose.
Moliere quotes: People don't mind being mean; but they never want to be ridiculous. People don't mind being mean; but they never want to be ridiculous.
Moliere quotes: I find medicine is the best of all trades because whether you do any good or not you still. Get your money. I find medicine is the best of all trades because whether you do any good or not you still. Get your money.
Moliere quotes: We must eat to live, and not live to eat. We must eat to live, and not live to eat.
Moliere quotes: He makes his cook his merit, and the world visits his dinners and not him. He makes his cook his merit, and the world visits his dinners and not him.
Moliere quotes: 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. 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.
Moliere quotes: All the failures of the great leaders have arisen merely from a lack of skill in dancing. All the failures of the great leaders have arisen merely from a lack of skill in dancing.
Moliere quotes: The road is a long one from the projection of a thing to its accomplishment. The road is a long one from the projection of a thing to its accomplishment.
Moliere quotes: Of all human foibles love of living is the most powerful. Of all human foibles love of living is the most powerful.
Moliere quotes: Without knowledge, life is no more than the shadow of death Without knowledge, life is no more than the shadow of death
Moliere quotes: One cannot but mistrust a prospect of felicity: one must enjoy it before one can believe in it. One cannot but mistrust a prospect of felicity: one must enjoy it before one can believe in it.
Moliere quotes: The art of flatterers is to take advantage of the foibles of the great, to foster their errors, and never to give advice which may annoy. The art of flatterers is to take advantage of the foibles of the great, to foster their errors, and never to give advice which may annoy.
Moliere quotes: There's a sort of decency among the dead, a remarkable discretion: you never find them making any complaint against the doctor who killed them! There's a sort of decency among the dead, a remarkable discretion: you never find them making any complaint against the doctor who killed them!
Moliere quotes: If you suppress grief too much, it can well redouble. If you suppress grief too much, it can well redouble.
Moliere quotes: We are all mortals, and each is for himself. We are all mortals, and each is for himself.
Moliere quotes: I live on good soup, not on fine words. I live on good soup, not on fine words.
Moliere quotes: I have the defect of being more sincere than persons wish. I have the defect of being more
sincere than persons wish.
Moliere quotes: A husband is a plaster that cures all the ills of girlhood. A husband is a plaster that cures all the ills of girlhood.
Moliere quotes: Oh, how fine it is to know a thing or two. Oh, how fine it is to know a thing or two.
Moliere quotes: Heaven forbids, it is true, certain gratifications, but there are ways and means of compounding such matters. Heaven forbids, it is true, certain gratifications, but there are ways and means of compounding such matters.
Moliere quotes: Don't appear so scholarly, pray. Humanize your talk, and speak to be understood. Don't appear so scholarly, pray. Humanize your talk, and speak to be understood.
Moliere quotes: Frenchmen have an unlimited capacity for gallantry and indulge it on every occasion. Frenchmen have an unlimited capacity for gallantry and indulge it on every occasion.
Moliere quotes: All right, then: I'm deluded and I'm blind. CLITANDRE All right, then: I'm deluded and I'm blind. CLITANDRE