Most popular Molière Quotes
The world is a strange affair.
Reason is not what directs love.
Love is often a fruit of marriage.
Birth is nothing where virtue is not.
Grammar, which can govern even kings.
Virtue is the first title of nobility.
Innocence is never accustomed to blush.
One should eat to live, not live to eat.
To live without loving is not really to live.
Grammar . . . knows how to control even kings.
I prefer a comfortable vice to a virtue that bores.
More men die of their medicines than their diseases.
I prefer an accommodating vice to an obstinate virtue.
The road is long from the intention to the completion.
Most men die of their remedies, not of their diseases.
Repartee is precisely the touchstone of the man of wit.
Of all the noises known to man, opera is the most expensive.
A knowledgeable fool is a greater fool than an ignorant fool.
A wise man is superior to any insults which may be put upon him.
The impromptu reply is precisely the touchstone of a man of wit.
A great talker has the knack of telling you nothing in a big way.
I always do the first line well, but I have trouble doing the others.
Every time I fill a vacant office I make ten malcontents and one ingrate.
Our minds need relaxation, and give way Unless we mix with work a little play.
People can be induced to swallow anything, provided it is seasoned with praise.
It's true Heaven forbids some pleasures, but a compromise can usually be found.
He is a wonderful talker, who has the art of telling you nothing in a great harangue.
The more we love our friends, the less we flatter them; it is by excusing nothing that pure love shows itself.
Gold is the key, whatever else we try; And that sweet metal aids the conqueror In every case, in love as well as war.
There's nothing quite like tobacco: it's the passion of decent folk, and whoever lives without tobacco doesn't deserve to live.
If everyone were clothed with integrity, if every heart were just, frank, kindly, the other virtues would be well-nigh useless.
The greater the obstacle, the greater the glory in overcoming it; and difficulties are but the maids of honor to set off the virtue.
People can be induced to swallow anything, provided it is sufficiently seasoned with praise.
The more we love our friends, the less we flatter them; it is by excusing nothing that pure love shows through.