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Quotations From MOLIÈRE [JEAN BAPTISTE POQUELIN]

 

  • 41.
    It's still better to be married than dead.
    Molière [Jean Baptiste Poquelin] (1622-1673), French comic playwright. Scapin, in The Cheats of Scapin (Les Fourberies de Scapin), act 1, sc. 4 (1671).
  • 42.
    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.
    Molière [Jean Baptiste Poquelin] (1622-1673), French comic playwright. Sganarelle, in Dom Juan, act 1, sc. 1 (1665).

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  • 43.
    For more than forty years I've been speaking in prose without even knowing it!
    Molière [Jean Baptiste Poquelin] (1622-1673), French comic playwright. Monsieur Jourdain, in Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme (The Would-be Nobleman), act 2, sc. 4 (1670). Monsieur Jourdain, upon learning the distinction between prose and poetry.
  • 44.
    Human weakness is to desire to know what one does not want to know.
    Molière [Jean Baptiste Poquelin] (1622-1673), French comic playwright. Sosie, in Amphitryon, act 2, sc. 3 (1668).
  • 45.
    Bring us the mirror, you ignorant thing, and be sure not to sully the image by the transmission of your reflection!
    Molière [Jean Baptiste Poquelin] (1622-1673), French comic playwright. Cathos to a servant, in Les Précieuses Ridicules, sc. 6 (1659).

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  • 46.
    I have a heart to love all the world; and like Alexander I wish there were yet other worlds, so I could carry even further my amorous conquests.
    Molière [Jean Baptiste Poquelin] (1622-1673), French comic playwright. Dom Juan, in Dom Juan, act 1, sc. 2 (1665).

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  • 47.
    New-born desires, after all, have inexplicable charms, and all the pleasure of love is in variety.
    Molière [Jean Baptiste Poquelin] (1622-1673), French comic playwright. Dom Juan, in Dom Juan, act 1, sc. 2 (1665).

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  • 48.
    One ought to look a good deal at oneself before thinking of condemning others.
    Molière [Jean Baptiste Poquelin] (1622-1673), French comic playwright. Célimène to Arsinoé, in The Misanthrope, act 3, sc. 4 (1666). The coquette, Célimène, speaks to the hypocritical Arsinoé.
  • 49.
    I believe that two and two are four and that four and four are eight.
    Molière [Jean Baptiste Poquelin] (1622-1673), French comic playwright. Dom Juan, in Dom Juan, act 3, sc. 1 (1665). Dom Juan responds to the question, "What do you believe in?"

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  • 50.
    She is a prude in her own defence ... under the specious mask of propriety, she conceals the decay of her worn-out charms.
    Molière [Jean Baptiste Poquelin] (1622-1673), French comic playwright. Dorine, in Tartuffe, act 1, sc. 1 (1664).
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