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Quotations From MOLIÈRE [JEAN BAPTISTE POQUELIN]

 

  • 61.
    ... that great blindness which we are all under in respect to our own selves.
    Molière [Jean Baptiste Poquelin] (1622-1673), French comic playwright. Célimène, in The Misanthrope, act 3, sc. 4 (1666). Célimène speaks of social hypocrisy.

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  • 62.
    A learned fool is more a fool than an ignorant fool.
    Molière [Jean Baptiste Poquelin] (1622-1673), French comic playwright. Clitandre, in The Learned Ladies (Les Femmes Savantes), act 4, sc. 3 (1672).
  • 63.
    She can't stand nudity in a picture, but she has a mighty love for it in the flesh.
    Molière [Jean Baptiste Poquelin] (1622-1673), French comic playwright. Célimène, in The Misanthrope, act 3, sc. 4 (1666). The coquette, Célimène, describes a prude.

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  • 64.
    Assassination's the fastest way.
    Molière [Jean Baptiste Poquelin] (1622-1673), French dramatist. Don Pedro, in Le Sicilien, sc. 13 (1668).
  • 65.
    What the devil was he doing in that galley?
    Molière [Jean Baptiste Poquelin] (1622-1673), French comic playwright. Géronte, in The Cheats of Scapin (Les Fourberies de Scapin), act 2, sc. 7 (1671). A line Géronte repeats obsessively, while hesitating to pay a ransom freeing his son from the galley.
  • 66.
    Isn't the greatest rule of all the rules simply to please?
    Molière [Jean Baptiste Poquelin] (1622-1673), French comic playwright. Dorante, in La Critique de L'Ecole des Femmes (School for Wives Criticized), sc. 6 (1663). Dorante speaks of the classical rules of dramatic unity.
  • 67.
    People of quality know everything without ever having learned anything.
    Molière [Jean Baptiste Poquelin] (1622-1673), French dramatist. Mascarille, in Les Précieuses Ridicules, sc. 9 (1659).

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  • 68.
    One can be well-bred and write bad poetry
    Molière [Jean Baptiste Poquelin] (1622-1673), French comic playwright. Philinte, in The Misanthrope, act 4, sc. 1 (1666).

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  • 69.
    Perfect reason flees all extremity, and leads one to be wise with sobriety.
    Molière [Jean Baptiste Poquelin] (1622-1673), French comic playwright. Philinte, in The Misanthrope, act 1, sc. 1 (1666).

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  • 70.
    I saw it, I tell you, with my own eyes I saw it, what you call "saw it"!
    Molière [Jean Baptiste Poquelin] (1622-1673), French comic playwright. Orgon, in Tartuffe, act 5, sc. 3 (1664). Orgon tries to convince his mother he witnessed Tartuffe's treachery.
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