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Quotations From MOLIÈRE [JEAN BAPTISTE POQUELIN]

 

  • 21.
    No matter what everybody says, ultimately these things can harm us only by the way we react to them.
    Molière [Jean Baptiste Poquelin] (1622-1673), French comic playwright. Chrysalde, in The School for Wives (L'Ecole des Femmes), act 4, sc. 8 (1662). Chrysalde urges Arnolphe to take his cuckoldry philosophically.
  • 22.
    This is not how nature speaks.
    Molière [Jean Baptiste Poquelin] (1622-1673), French comic playwright. Alceste, in The Misanthrope, act 1, sc. 2 (1666). Alceste criticizes a pretentious poem.

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  • 23.
    It may cost me twenty thousand francs; but for twenty thousand francs, I will have the right to rail against the iniquity of humanity, and to devote to it my eternal hatred.
    Molière [Jean Baptiste Poquelin] (1622-1673), French comic playwright. Alceste, in The Misanthrope, act 5, sc. 1 (1666). Alceste speaks of the cost of his unjustly lost trial.
  • 24.
    Time has nothing to do with the matter.
    Molière [Jean Baptiste Poquelin] (1622-1673), French comic playwright. Alceste, in The Misanthrope, act 1, sc. 2 (1666). Alceste speaks about the writing of a good poem.

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  • 25.
    Reasoning is the pastime of my whole household, and all this reasoning has driven out Reason.
    Molière [Jean Baptiste Poquelin] (1622-1673), French comic playwright. Chrysale, in The Learned Ladies (Les Femmes Savantes), act 2, sc. 7 (1672). Chrysale complains of the intellectual obsessions of his family.
  • 26.
    I feed on good soup, not beautiful language.
    Molière [Jean Baptiste Poquelin] (1622-1673), French comic playwright. Chrysale, in The Learned Ladies (Les Femmes Savantes), act 2, sc. 7 (1672).

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  • 27.
    Solitude terrifies the soul at twenty.
    Molière [Jean Baptiste Poquelin] (1622-1673), French comic playwright. Célimène, in The Misanthrope, act 5, sc. 4 (1666). Célimène refuses to move from Paris to the country.

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  • 28.
    I prefer a pleasant vice to an annoying virtue.
    Molière [Jean Baptiste Poquelin] (1622-1673), French comic playwright. Mercury, in Amphitryon, act 1, sc. 4 (1668).
  • 29.
    You think you can marry for your own pleasure, friend?
    Molière [Jean Baptiste Poquelin] (1622-1673), French comic playwright. Mascarille, in The Amorous Quarrel (Le Dépit Amoureux), act 5, sc. 8 (1656).

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  • 30.
    We die only once, and it's for such a long time!
    Molière [Jean Baptiste Poquelin] (1622-1673), French comic playwright. Mascarille, in The Amorous Quarrel (Le Dépit Amoureux), act 5, sc. 3 (1656).

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