Molière Quotes



Best 23 Quotes by Molière

“A learned fool is more a fool than an ignorant fool.”

“A wise man is superior to any insults which can be put upon him, and the best reply to unseemly behavior is patience and moderation.”

“Beauty without intelligence is like a hook without bait.”

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

“I prefer an interesting vice to a virtue that bores.”

“It infuriates me to be wrong when I know I'm right.”

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

“It is not only what we do, but also what we do not do, for which we are accountable.”

“Life is a tragedy to those who feel and a comedy to those who think.”

“Malicious men may die, but malice never.”

“Man, I can assure you, is a nasty creature.”

“One must eat to live and not live to eat.”

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

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

“The greater the obstacle, the more glory in overcoming it.”

“The heart can do anything.”

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“The more we love someone, the less we flatter them; it is by excusing nothing that true love shows itself.”

“Trees that are slow to grow bear the best fruit.”

“We die only once, and for such a long time.”

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

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

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