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    moliere Quotes

    There is no reward so delightful, no pleasure so exquisite, as having one's work known and acclaimed by those whose applause confers honor.
    — Moliere
    tags: work  pleasure  honor 
     
    And with his arms crossed he looks pityingly down from his spiritual height on everything that anyone says.
    — Moliere
    tags: spiritual 
     
    I prefer an interesting vice to a virtue that bores.
    — Moliere
    tags: virtue 
     
    We are easily duped by those we love.
    — Moliere
    I maintain, in truth, That with a smile we should instruct our youth, Be very gentle when we have to blame, And not put them in fear of virtue's name.
    — Moliere
    tags: fear  truth  youth  smile  virtue 
     
    Every good act is charity. A man's true wealth hereafter is the good that he does in this world to his fellows.
    — Moliere
    tags: world  true  charity  wealth 
     
    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. - Molière, The Misanthrope
    — Moliere
    tags: heart  world 
     
    Perfect reason avoids all extremes.
    — Moliere
    tags: extreme 
     
    The world, dear Agnes, is a strange affair.
    — Moliere
    tags: world 
     
    Folk whose own behavior is most ridiculous are always to the fore in slandering others.
    — Moliere
    How easily a fathers tenderness is recalled, and how quickly a son's offenses vanish at the slightest word of repentance!
    — Moliere
    tags: father  son 
     
    Writing is like prostitution. First you do it for love, and then for a few close friends, and then for money.
    — Moliere
    tags: friends  writing  money 
     
    The art of flatterers is to take advantage of the foibles of the great, to foster their errors, and never to give advice which may annoy.
    — Moliere
    tags: advice  annoy  advantage 
     
    I want people to be sincere; a man of honor shouldn't speak a single word that doesn't come straight from his heart.
    — Moliere
    tags: men  people  heart  honor 
     
    Innocence is not accustomed to blush.[Fr., L'innocence a rougir n'est point accoutumee.]
    — Moliere
    tags: innocence 
     
    The only people who can be excused for letting a bad book loose on the world are the poor devils who have to write for a living.
    — Moliere
    tags: people  living  world  devil  bad  poor  book  write 
     
    Love is a great master. It teaches us to be what we never were.
    — Moliere
    tags: master 
     
    unbroken happiness is a bore: it should have ups and downs.
    — Moliere
    tags: happiness 
     
    The trees that are slow to grow bear the best fruit.
    — Moliere
    The most effective way of attacking vice is to expose it to public ridicule. People can put up with rebukes but they cannot bear being laughed at: they are prepared to be wicked but they dislike appearing ridiculous.
    — Moliere
    tags: people 
     
    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.
    — Moliere
    No reason makes it right To shun accepted ways from stubborn spite; And we may better join the foolish crowd Than cling to wisdom, lonely though unbowed.
    — Moliere
    tags: right  wisdom 
     
    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.
    — Moliere
    tags: men  patience  wise  insult 
     
    It is not only for what we do that we are held responsible, but also for what we do not do.
    — Moliere
    The greater the obstacle, the more glory in overcoming it.
    — Moliere
    It is a strange enterprise to make respectable people laugh.
    — Moliere
    tags: people 
     
    Love is often the fruit of marriage.
    — Moliere
    tags: marriage 
     
    Then worms shall try That long preserved virginity, And your quaint honor turn to dust, And into ashes all my lust. The grave's a fine and private place But none, I think, do there embrace.
    — Moliere
    tags: lust  honor 
     
    Unreasonable haste is the direct road to error.
    — Moliere
    How easy love makes fools of us.
    — Moliere
    tags: fools 
     
    To live without loving is not really to live.
    — Moliere
    tags: live  loving 
     
    He must have killed a lot of men to have made so much money.
    — Moliere
    tags: men  money 
     
    Doubts are more cruel than the worst of truths.
    — Moliere
    tags: truth  doubt 
     
    The genuine Amphitryon is the Amphitryon with whom we dine.
    — Moliere
    Man, I can assure you, is a nasty creature.
    — Moliere
    tags: men 
     
    Hypocrisy is a fashionable vice, and all fashionable vices pass for virtue.
    — Moliere
    tags: virtue  hypocrisy 
     
    Beauty without intelligence is like a hook without bait.
    — Moliere
    Gold is the key, whatever else we try; and that sweet metal aids the conqueror in every case, in love as well as war.
    — Moliere
    tags: key  war 
     
    Without dance, a man can do nothing.
    — Moliere
    tags: men  dance 
     
    It is a fine seasoning for joy to think of those we love.
    — Moliere
    tags: joy 
     
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    moliere
    Birth    : January 15, 1622
    Death  : February 17, 1673
    Occupation  : Playwright