Molière, pen name of Jean Baptiste Poquelin

Molière, pen name of Jean Baptiste Poquelin
1622
1673

French Comic Playwright, Dramatist and Actor, considered one of the greatest masters of comedy in Western literature

Author Quotes

Yes, as I have already told you, here they hang a man first and try him afterwards.

You are a fool in three letters, my son.

You are going to be greatly edified; they'll tell you in Latin that your daughter is sick.

You are my peace, my solace, my salvation.

You are speaking before a man to whom all Naples is known.

You have wished it so, you have wished it so, George Dandin, you have wished it so.

We have changed all that.

You never see the old austerity That was the essence of civility; Young people hereabouts, unbridled, now Just want.

We often marry in despair, so that we repent of it all our life after.

You see him laboring to produce bons mots.

We ought always to conform to the manners of the greater number, and so behave as not to draw attention to ourselves. Excess either way shocks, and every man truly wise ought to attend to this in his dress as well as language, never to be affected in anything and follow without being in too great haste the changes of fashion.

You speak before a man to whom all Naples is known.

What a terrible thing to be a great lord, yet a wicked man.

What the devil was he doing in that galley?

When we are understood, we always speak well, and then all your fine diction serves no purpose.

When you hear knows we're always right.

Where does virtue go to lodge?

Why Opium produces sleep: ... Because there is in it a dormitive power.

Writing is a little bit like prostitution. First you do it for love. Then you do it for a Few friends. Then you do it for money.

I will not leave you until I have seen you hanged.

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

Nothing can be fairer, or more noble, than the holy fervor of true zeal.

Pure reason avoids extremes, and requires one to be wise in moderation.

The greatest weakness of men, it is their love of life.

There is no secret of the heart which our actions do not disclose.

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First Name
Molière, pen name of Jean Baptiste Poquelin
Birth Date
1622
Death Date
1673
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French Comic Playwright, Dramatist and Actor, considered one of the greatest masters of comedy in Western literature