Jean Racine - Quotes

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There are no secrets that time does not reveal.

There are no secrets that time does not reveal.

The quarrels of lovers are the renewal of love. ---->>>

On the throne, one has many worries; and remorse is the one that weighs the least. ---->>>

A tragedy need not have blood and death; it's enough that it all be filled with that majestic sadness that is the pleasure of tragedy.

A tragedy need not have blood and death; it's enough that it all be filled with that majestic sadness that is the pleasure of tragedy.

Love is not a fire to be shut up in a soul. Everything betrays us: voice, silence, eyes; half-covered fires burn all the brighter. ---->>>

A noble heart cannot suspect in others the pettiness and malice that it has never felt. ---->>>

I embrace my rival, but only to strangle him. ---->>>

It behooves a prudent person to make trial of everything before arms. ---->>>

Without money honor is merely a disease. ---->>>

I am a man, and nothing that concerns a man do I deem a matter of indifference to me. ---->>>

I have everything, yet have nothing; and although I possess nothing, still of nothing am I in want. ---->>>

Thank the Gods! My misery exceeds all my hopes! ---->>>

The principal rule of art is to please and to move. All the other rules were created to achieve this first one. ---->>>

I have pushed virtue to outright brutality. ---->>>

I know the disposition of women: when you will, they won't; when you won't, they set their hearts upon you of their own inclination. ---->>>

Hell, covering all with its gloomy vapors, has cast shadows on even the holiest eyes. ---->>>

How good is God! How sweet his yoke! ---->>>

Is a faith without action a sincere faith? ---->>>

The glory of my name increases my shame. Less known by mortals, I could better escape their eyes. ---->>>

There is nothing so easy but that it becomes difficult when you do it with reluctance. ---->>>

Justice in the extreme is often unjust. ---->>>

It is a maxim of old that among themselves all things are common to friends. ---->>>

According as the man is, so must you humour him. ---->>>

Too much virtue can be criminal. ---->>>

Do not they bring it to pass by knowing that they know nothing at all? ---->>>

In fine, nothing is said now that has not been said before. ---->>>

Many a time a man cannot be such as he would be, if circumstances do not admit of it. ---->>>

My death, taking the light from my eyes, gives back to the day the purity which they soiled. ---->>>

If I could believe that this was said sincerely, I could put up with anything. ---->>>

Nothing is so difficult but that it may be found out by seeking. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: French
Born: December 22, 1639
Birthplace:
Die: April 21, 1699
Occupation: Dramatist
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Jean Racine (French: [ʒɑ̃ ʁasin]), baptismal name Jean-Baptiste Racine (22 December 1639 – 21 April 1699), was a French dramatist, one of the three great playwrights of 17th-century France (along with Molière and Corneille), and an important literary figure in the Western tradition. Racine was primarily a tragedian, producing such "examples of neoclassical perfection" as Phèdre, Andromaque, and Athalie, although he did write one comedy, Les Plaideurs, and a muted tragedy, Esther, for the young (wikipedia)