Quotes by Pierre Corneille

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Pierre Corneille (June 6, 1606October 1, 1684) was a French tragedian tragedian who was one of the three great 17th Century French dramatists, along with Molire and Racine. He has been called the founder of French tragedy and produced plays for nearly 40 years. more

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A Victory without danger is a triumph without glory.

We never taste happiness in perfection, our most fortunate successes are mixed with sadness.
Those who easily forgive invite offenses.
Danger breeds best on too much confidence.
To win without risk is to triumph without glory.
One often calms one's grief by recounting it.
We triumph without glory when we conquer without danger.
Just vengeance does not call for punishment.
Do your duty and leave the rest to heaven.
To conquer without danger is to conquer without glory.
Love is a tyrant sparing none.
It is the crime not the scaffold which is the disgrace.
I have deserved neither so much honor or so much disgrace.
Happiness seems made to be shared.
The manner of giving is worth more than the gift.
Force is legitimate where gentleness avails not.
All evils are equal when they are extreme.