Jean Racine, baptismal name Jean-Baptiste Racine

Jean
Racine, baptismal name Jean-Baptiste Racine
1639
1699

French Dramatic Poet, Playwright

Author Quotes

The price of hating other human beings is loving one's self less.

Felicity is in possession, happiness in anticipation.

A single word often betrays a great design.

None love, but they who wish to love... Love is not dumb. The heart speaks many ways.

Often a single word betrays a great design.

Small crimes always precede great crimes. Whoever has been able to transgress the limits set by law may afterwards violate the most sacred rights; crime, like virtue, has its degrees, and never have we seen timid innocence pass suddenly to extreme licentiousness.

The face of tyranny is always mild at first.

The feeling of distrust is always the last which a great mind acquires.

The happiness of the wicked passes away like a torrent.

A benefit cited by way of reproach is equivalent to an injury.

There may be guilt when there is too much virtue.

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First Name
Jean
Last Name
Racine, baptismal name Jean-Baptiste Racine
Birth Date
1639
Death Date
1699
Bio

French Dramatic Poet, Playwright