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

Virtue in this world should be malleable.

I wonder why people who are scandalized so much of the comedy of MoliŠre are silent on the Scaramouche. The reason for this is that the comedy plays Scaramouche heaven and religion, including the gentlemen do not care where the point, but that of MoliŠre's plays themselves, which is what they cannot suffer.

It is seasoned throughout with Attic salt.

Of all follies there is none greater than wanting to make the world a better place.

Reason is not what decides love.

The impromptu reply is precisely the touchstone of the man of wit.

There is something inexpressibly charming in falling in love and, surely, the whole pleasure lies in the fact that love isn't lasting

Virtue is the first title of nobility.

I would like to be like my father and all the rest of my ancestors who never married.

It is the public scandal that offends; to sin in secret is no sin at all.

Of all the noises known to man, opera is the most expensive.

Repartee is precisely the touchstone of the man of wit.

The less we deserve good fortune, the more we hope for it.

There's no praise to beat the sort you can put in your pocket.

We always speak well when we manage to be understood.

If you make yourself understood, you're always speaking well.

It?s as if you think you'd never find reason and the Sacred intertwined.

Of course heaven forbids certain pleasures, but one finds means of compromise.

Rest assured that there is nothing which wounds the heart of a noble man more deeply than the thought his honor is assailed.

The nature itself, when we let them, gently pull the disorder where it fell.

There's nothing like tobacco; it is the passion of all decent men-a man who lives without tobacco does not deserve to live.

We are all mortal, and each one is for himself.

If you want to play a trick on me, put your flutes more in accord.

Its true Heaven forbids some pleasures, but a compromise can usually be found.

Oh, how fine it is to know a thing or two.

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First Name
Molière, pen name of Jean Baptiste Poquelin
Birth Date
1622
Death Date
1673
Bio

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