Moliere - Quotes

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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

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

One should eat to live, not live to eat.

One should eat to live, not live to eat.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Unreasonable haste is the direct road to error. ---->>>

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

Love is often the fruit of marriage.

Love is often the fruit of marriage.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Reason is not what decides love. ---->>>

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

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

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

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

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

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

There are pretenders to piety as well as to courage.

There are pretenders to piety as well as to courage.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Solitude terrifies the soul at twenty. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

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

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

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

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

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

Books and marriage go ill together. ---->>>

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I have the knack of easing scruples. ---->>>

Biography

Name: Moliere
Nationality: French
Born: January 15, 1622
Birthplace:
Die: February 17, 1673
Occupation: Playwright
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Jean-Baptiste Poquelin, known by his stage name Molière (; French: [mɔ.ljɛːʁ]; 15 January 1622 – 17 February 1673), was a French playwright and actor who is considered to be one of the greatest masters of comedy in Western literature. Among Molière's best known works are The Misanthrope, The School for Wives, Tartuffe, The Miser, The Imaginary Invalid, and The Bourgeois Gentleman (wikipedia)