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

Unbroken happiness is a bore: it should have ups and downs.

A woman always has her revenge ready.

All the ills of mankind, all the tragic misfortunes that fill the history books, all the political blunders, all the failures of the great leaders have arisen merely from a lack of skill at dancing.

Consider that the principles of your life are in yourself, and the wrath of Mr. Purgon is as little able to make you die its remedies you live.

Grammar, which knows how to lord it over kings, and with high hands makes them obey its laws.

I have been speaking prose without knowing it for more than forty years.

According to the saying of an ancient philosopher, one should eat to live, and not live to eat

All the power is with the sex that wears the beard

Consistency is only suitable for ridicule.

He makes his cook his merit, and the world visits his dinners and not him.

I have the defect of being more sincere than persons wish.

Act as though I knew nothing.

All which is not prose is verse; and all which is not verse is prose.

Cover that bosom that I must not see: Souls are wounded by such things.

He must have killed a lot of men to have made so much money.

I have the fault of being a little more sincere than is proper.

Against backbiting there is no bulwark.

Although I am a pious man, I am not the less a man.

Curiosity is born of jealousy.

He must have killed many people for having done so rich.

I have the knack of easing scruples.

Age will bring all things, and everyone knows, Madame, that twenty is no age to be a prude.

And with his arms crossed he looks pityingly down from his spiritual height on everything that anyone says.

Debts are nowadays like children begot with pleasure, but brought forth in pain.

He who establishes his argument by noise and command shows that his reason is weak.

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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