Moliere Quotes

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Moliere Quotes

The maturing process of becoming a writer is akin to that of a harlot. First you do it for love, then for a few friends, and finally only for money.
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Unreasonable haste is the direct road to error.

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

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There are pretenders to piety as well as to courage.

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

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

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Perfect reason avoids all extremes.

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He must have killed a lot of men to have made so much money.

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Ah, there are no longer any children!

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We ought always to conform to the manners of the greater number, and so behave as not to draw attention to ourselves. Excess either way shocks, and every man truly wise ought to attend to this in his dress as well as language, never to be affected in anything and follow without being in too great haste the changes of fashion.

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To find yourself jilted is a blow to your pride. Do your best to forget it and if you don't succeed, at least pretend to.

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With a smile we should instruct our youth ...

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New-born desires, after all, have inexplicable charms, and all the pleasure of love is in variety.

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They [zealots] would have everybody be as blind as themselves: to them, to be clear-sighted is libertinism.

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Everything that's prose isn't verse and everything that isn't verse is prose. Now you see what it is to be a scholar!

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The defects of human nature afford us opportunities of exercising our philosophy, the best employment of our virtues. If all men were righteous, all hearts true and frank and loyal, what use would our virtues be?

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