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

Ah! What a fine thing it is to know something!

Betrayed and wronged in everything, I?ll flee this bitter world where vice is king, and seek some spot unpeopled and apart where I?ll be free to have an honest heart.

Everyone has a right to his own course of action.

How easy love makes fools of us.

I recover my property wherever I find it.

A husband is a plaster that cures all the ills of girlhood.

Ah, there are no children nowadays.

Between the tree and the bark it is better not to put your finger.

Far from being the laws of man slave, marry, my sister, to philosophy.

Hypocrisy is a fashionable vice, and all fashionable vices pass for virtue

I saw him, I say, saw him with my own eyes.

A laudation in Greek is of marvelous efficacy on the title-page of a book.

Ah, there are no longer any children!

Birth is nothing where virtue is not.

Fear less, hope more; Whine less, breathe more; Talk less, say more; Hate less, love more; And all good things are yours.

I always make the first verse well, but I have trouble making the others.

A learned fool is more foolish than an ignorant fool.

All extremes does perfect reason flee,

Books and marriage go ill together.

Frenchmen have an unlimited capacity for gallantry and indulge it on every occasion.

I always think.

A little inaccuracy sometimes saves a ton of explanation.

All mankind is so disgusting junk and park that would offend me if they would appear wise.

But it is not reason that governs love.

Gold gives to the ugliest thing a certain charming air, for that without it were else a miserable affair.

Author Picture
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