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

I am addressing myself - I am addressing myself to my cap.

A lover tries to stand in well with the pet dog of the house.

All men are alike in words, it is only the actions that discover different.

But, supposing, as it is true, that the exercises of piety suffer intervelles and men have need of entertainment, I argue that we can find them that is more innocent than comedy.

Good heavens! For more than forty years I have been speaking prose without knowing it.

I assure you that a learned fool is more foolish than an ignorant fool.

A witty woman is a devil at intrigue.

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

By my faith! there are more than forty years I been speaking prose without my knowing anything, and I am much obliged to you for having taught me that.

Grammar, which knows how to control even kings.

I feed on good soup, not beautiful language.

Nearly all men die of their remedies, and not of their illnesses.

Long is the road from conception to completion.

Every good act is charity. A man's true wealth hereafter is the good that he does in this world to his fellows.

Don't appear so scholarly, pray. Humanize your talk, and speak to be understood.

If you suppress grief too much it can well redouble.

The more we love our friends, the less we flatter them; it is by excusing nothing that pure love shows itself.

People can be induced to swallow anything, provide it is sufficiently seasoned with praise.

Without knowledge, life is no more than the shadow of death.

To live without loving is not really to live.

Writing is like prostitution. First you do it for love, and then for a few close friends, and then for money.

The more we love our friends, the less we flatter them.

The mind has great influence over the body, and maladies often have their origin there.

One should look long and carefully at oneself before one considers judging others.

Love makes people inventive.

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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