Nicolas Boileau-Despreaux Quotes

Most popular Nicolas Boileau-Despreaux Quotes

Virtue alone is the unerring sign of a noble soul.
— Nicolas Boileau-Despreaux
A fool can always find a greater fool to admire him.

foolishness

The wisest man is generally one who thinks himself the least so.
— Nicolas Boileau-Despreaux
If your descent is from heroic sires,
Show in your life a remnant of their fires.
— Nicolas Boileau-Despreaux Satires

ancestors

Honor is like an island, rugged and without a beach; once we have left it, we can never return.
— Nicolas Boileau-Despreaux Satires

honor