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

One dies only once, and then for such a long time!

Some of the most famous books are the least worth reading. Their fame was due to their having done something that needed to be doing in their day. The work is done and the virtue of the book has expired.

The trees that are slow to grow bear the best fruit.

To find yourself jilted is a blow to your pride. Do your best to forget it and if you don't succeed, at least pretend to.

It is a fine seasoning for joy to think of those we love.

Men often marry in hasty recklessness and repent afterward all their lives.

One is easily fooled by that which one loves.

Tell me to whom you are addressing yourself when you say that. I am addressing myself?I am addressing myself to my cap.

The true Amphitryon is the Amphitryon who gives dinner.

To marry a fool is to be no fool.

It is a long road from conception to completion.

Music is not accustomed to do what we want.

One must eat to live and not live to eat.

That must be wonderful; I have no idea of what it means.

The world will not alter for all your meddling.

To pull the chestnuts out of the fire with the cat's paw.

I shall make you an impromptu at my leisure.

It is a public scandal that gives offence and it is no sin to sin in secret.

My fair one, let us swear an eternal friendship.

One ought to examine himself for a very long time before thinking of condemning others.

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 world, dear Agnes, is a strange affair.

To speak prose without knowing it.

I take my property wherever I find it.

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

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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