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Moliere Quotes

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The greater the obstacle, the more glory in overcoming it.
- Moliere

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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

Love is often the fruit of marriage.
- Moliere

The trees that are slow to grow bear the best fruit.
- Moliere


 

One should eat to live, not live to eat.
- Moliere

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

Solitude terrifies the soul at twenty.
- Moliere


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It is not only for what we do that we are held responsible,
but also for what we do not do.
- Moliere

A learned fool is more a fool than an ignorant fool.
- Moliere

It is a strange enterprise to make respectable people laugh.
- Moliere

It is the public scandal that offends;
to sin in secret is no sin at all.
- Moliere

Perfect reason flees all extremity, and leads one to be wise with sobriety.
- Moliere

Reason is not what decides love.
- Moliere

Of all the noises known to man, opera is the most expensive.
- Moliere

If everyone were clothed with integrity,
if every heart were just, frank, kindly,
the other virtues would be well-nigh useless.
- Moliere

Oh, how fine it is to know a thing or two.
- Moliere

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

Grammar, which knows how to control even kings.
- Moliere

There is no praise to bear the sort that you put in your pocket.
- Moliere

It's true Heaven forbids some pleasures,
but a compromise can usually be found.
- Moliere

If you suppress grief too much, it can well redouble.
- Moliere

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

It is a fine seasoning for joy to think of those we love.
- Moliere

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

True, Heaven prohibits certain pleasures;
but one can generally negotiate a compromise.
- Moliere

Oh, I may be devout, but I am human all the same.
- Moliere

No matter what Aristotle and the Philosophers say,
nothing is equal to tobacco; it's the passion of the well-bred,
and he who lives without tobacco lives a life not worth living.
- Moliere

The duty of comedy is to correct men by amusing them.
- Moliere

If you make yourself understood, you're always speaking well.
- Moliere

I live on good soup, not on fine words.
- Moliere

One ought to look a good deal at oneself before thinking of condemning others.
- Moliere

There's nothing quite like tobacco: it's the passion of decent folk,
and whoever lives without tobacco doesn't deserve to live.
- Moliere

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

As the purpose of comedy is to correct the vices of men,
I see no reason why anyone should be exempt.
- Moliere

To marry a fool is to be no fool.
- Moliere

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

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

I prefer a pleasant vice to an annoying virtue.
- Moliere

Of all follies there is none greater than wanting to
make the world a better place.
- Moliere

I have the knack of easing scruples.
- Moliere

Books and marriage go ill together.
- Moliere

I feed on good soup, not beautiful language.
- Moliere

People don't mind being mean; but they never want to be ridiculous.
- Moliere

There are pretenders to piety as well as to courage.
- Moliere

He who follows his lessons tastes a profound peace,
and looks upon everybody as a bunch of manure.
- Moliere

Ah!
how annoying that the law doesn't allow a woman to
change husbands just as one does shirts.
- Moliere

It infuriates me to be wrong when I know I'm right.
- Moliere

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

We die only once, and for such a long time.
- Moliere

People of quality know everything without ever having learned anything.
- Moliere

Unreasonable haste is the direct road to error.
- Moliere

Esteem must be founded on preference:
to hold everyone in high esteem is to esteem nothing.
- Moliere

I want to be distinguished from the rest;
to tell the truth,
a friend to all mankind is not a friend for me.
- Moliere

Some of the most famous books are the least worth reading.
Their fame was due to their having done something that
needed to be doing in their day.
The work is done and the virtue of the book has expired.
- Moliere

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

Could a greater miracle take place
than for us to look through each other's eyes for an instant?
- Henry David Thoreau

In order to succeed, your desire for success should
be greater than your fear of failure.
- Bill Cosby

The opportunity for greater courage
comes in the most ordinary of moments.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

You can have no dominion greater or
less than that over yourself.
- Leonardo da Vinci

The greater part of our happiness or misery
depends on our dispositions and not on our circumstances.
- Martha Washington

The greater the difficulty the more glory in surmounting it.
Skillful pilots gain their reputation from storms and tempests.
- Epictetus

Life is greater than you have ever known it.
- Ernest Holmes

The more a man can forget, the greater the number
of metamorphoses which his life can undergo,
the more he can remember, the more divine his life becomes.
- Soren Kierkegaard

To be one, to be united is a great thing.
But to respect the right to be different is maybe even greater.
- Bono

Revenge... is like a rolling stone,
which, when a man hath forced up a hill,
will return upon him with a greater violence,
and break those bones whose sinews gave it motion.
- Albert Schweitzer

The mind of man is continuously unfolding
into a greater recognition of its real plan
in the creative order of the Universe.
- Ernest Holmes

There is a power for good in the universe
greater than you are and you can use it.
- Ernest Holmes

There is no neutrality.
There is only greater or lesser
awareness of one's bias.
- Phyllis Rose

Practice yourself, for heaven's sake in little things,
and then proceed to greater.
- Epictetus

I am determined to be cheerful and happy
in whatever situation I may find myself.
For I have learned that the greater part of our misery or unhappiness
is determined not by our circumstance but by our disposition.
- Martha Washington

The art of acceptance is the art of making someone
who has just done you a small favor
wish that he might have done you a greater one.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.


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