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

Rome can give no dispensation from death.

The real Amphitryon is the Amphitryon who gives dinners.

Things only have the value that we give them

We are easily fooled by that which we love.

If you wish to love, it shall be, by my faith, for their beautiful eyes.

Life is a tragedy to those who feel and a comedy to those who think.

Oh, I may be devout, but I am human all the same.

She is laughing up her sleeve at you, my brother.

The road is long from the project to its completion.

Those whose conduct gives room for talk are always the first to attack their neighbors.

We die only once, and for such a long time.

Innocence is not accustomed to blush.

Love is often a fruit of marriage.

On any preference esteem is based, and it is estimated that estimating everyone there.

She is like ivy, which grows beautifully so long as it twines round a tree, but is of no use when separated.

The scandal of the world is what makes the offence; it is not sinful to sin in silence.

To create a public scandal is what's wicked; to sin in private is not a sin.

It disturbs me no more to find men base, unjust, or selfish than to see apes mischievous, wolves savage, or the vulture ravenous.

Man is, I confess, a wicked creature.

On some preference esteem is based;

Solitude terrifies the soul at twenty.

The smallest errors are always the best.

To esteem everything is to esteem nothing.

It infuriates me to be wrong when I know I'm right.

May malicious men die, never intended malice.

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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