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

My lord Jupiter knows how to sugarcoat the pill.

One ought to look a good deal at oneself before thinking of condemning others.

The beautiful eyes of my cash-box.

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

Too great haste leads us to error.

I want to be distinguished from the rest; to tell the truth, a friend to all mankind is not a friend for me.

It is a strange enterprise to make respectable people laugh.

Nearly all men die of their remedies, not of their diseases.

One should eat to live, and not live to eat.

The duty of comedy is to correct men by amusing them.

There are pretenders to piety as well as to courage.

Trees that are slow to grow bear the best fruit.

I want to be understood; to be quite frank, the friend of the human race is not in the least my role.

It is a strange speaker, and always find the art of saying nothing you do with rhetoric.

No matter what Aristotle and the Philosophers say, nothing is equal to tobacco; it's the passion of the well-bred, and he who lives without tobacco lives a life not worth living.

People do not mind being wicked; but they object to being made ridiculous.

The flower called heliotrope turns without ceasing to that star of the day, so also my heart henceforth will turn itself always towards the resplendent stars of you adorable eyes, as towards its only pole.

There is no praise to bear the sort that you put in your pocket.

True, Heaven prohibits certain pleasures; but one can generally negotiate a compromise.

I will maintain it before the whole world.

It is a wonderful seasoning of all enjoyments to think of those we love.

No one shall have wit save we and our friends.

People of quality know everything without ever having learned anything.

The genuine Amphitryon is the Amphitryon with whom we dine.

There is no rampart that will hold out against 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