Quotes by Moliere

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Jean-Baptiste Poquelin, better known as Moliere (January 15, 1622 February 17, 1673), was a French theatre writer, director and actor, one of the masters of comic satire.

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It is not only what we do, but also what we do not do for which we are accountable.

The less we deserve good fortune, the more we hope for it.
I always write a good first line, but I have trouble in writing the others.
One ought to examine himself for a very long time before thinking of condemning others.
The greater the obstacle, the more glory in overcoming it.
A learned fool is more foolish than an ignorant one.
People of quality know everything without ever having learned anything.
We often marry in despair, so that we repent of it all our life after.
Love is often the fruit of marriage.
Frenchmen have an unlimited capacity for gallantry and indulge it on every occasion.
It's true Heaven forbids some pleasures, but a compromise can usually be found.
There is no praise to beat the sort you can put in your pocket.
Of all follies there is none greater than wanting to make the world a better place.
He must have killed a lot of men to have made so much money.
It is the public scandal that offends; to sin in secret is no sin at all.
There's nothing quite like tobacco: it's the passion of decent folk, and whoever lives without tobacco doesn't deserve to live.
Oh how fine it is to know a thing or two!
Without knowledge, life is not more than the shadow of death.
Long is the road from conception to completion.
Grammar, which can govern even Kings.
Gold makes the ugly beautiful.
The more we love our friends, the less we flatter them; it is by excusing nothing that pure love shows itself.
We always speak well when we manage to be understood.
Books and marriage go ill together.
It is not only for what we do that we are held responsible, but also for what we do not do.