Moliere Quotes & Wallpapers

Total Quotes: 309

Birth is nothing without virtue, and we have no claim to share in the glory of our ancestors unless we endeavor to resemble them. Moliere

You think you can marry for your own pleasure, friend? Moliere

The great ambition of women is to inspire love. Moliere

One ought to examine himself for a very long time before thinking of condemning others. Moliere

All the power is with the sex that wears the beard. Moliere

Virtue is the first title of nobility. Moliere

There is no fate more distressing for an artist than to have to show himself off before fools, to see his work exposed to the criticism of the vulgar and ignorant. Moliere

One cannot but mistrust a prospect of felicity: one must enjoy it before one can believe in it. Moliere

Malicious tongues spread their poison abroad and nothing here below is proof against them. Moliere

There is no rampart that will hold out against malice. Moliere

The true touchstone of wit is the impromptu. Moliere

One dies only once, and then for such a long time! Moliere

Nearly all men die of their remedies, and not of their illnesses. Moliere

No reason makes it right To shun accepted ways from stubborn spite; And we may better join the foolish crowd Than cling to wisdom, lonely though unbowed. Moliere

Sometimes I feel something akin to rage At the corrupted morals of this age! Moliere

It disturbs me no more to find men base, unjust, or selfish than to see apes mischievous, wolves savage, or the vulture ravenous for its prey. Moliere

Men often marry in hasty recklessness and repent afterward all their lives. Moliere

I feed on good soup, not beautiful language. Moliere

I have the knack of easing scruples. Moliere

The proof of true love is to be unsparing in criticism. Moliere

Birth is nothing where virtue is not Moliere

No one is safe from slander. The best way is to pay no attention to it, but live in innocence and let the world talk. Moliere

No matter what everybody says, ultimately these things can harm us only by the way we react to them. Moliere

What a terrible thing to be a great lord, yet a wicked man. Moliere

They [zealots] would have everybody be as blind as themselves: to them, to be clear-sighted is libertinism. Moliere

The secret to fencing consists in two things: to give and to not receive. Moliere

Long is the road from conception to completion. Moliere

It is good food and not fine words that keeps me alive. Moliere

Great is the fortune of he who possesses a good bottle, a good book, and a good friend. Moliere

In order to prove a friend to one's guests, frugality must reign in one's meals; and, according to an ancient saying, one must eat to live, not live to eat. Moliere

You speak before a man to whom all Naples is known. Moliere

There is no protection against slander. Moliere

In clothes as well as speech, the man of sense Will shun all these extremes that give offense, Dress unaffectedly, and, without haste, Follow the changes in the current taste. Moliere

The most effective way of attacking vice is to expose it to public ridicule. People can put up with rebukes but they cannot bear being laughed at: they are prepared to be wicked but they dislike appearing ridiculous. Moliere

Grammar, which knows how to lord it over kings, and with high hands makes them obey its laws Moliere

A woman always has her revenge ready. Moliere

I always do the first line well, but I have trouble doing the others. Moliere

If Claret is the king of natural wines, Burgundy is the queen. Moliere

You are my peace, my solace, my salvation. Moliere

You only die once, but you will be dead for a very long time. Moliere

Man's greatest weakness is his love for life. Moliere

Why Opium produces sleep: Because there is in it a dormitive power. Moliere

But it is not reason that governs love. Moliere

People of quality know everything without ever having learned anything. Moliere

True, Heaven prohibits certain pleasures; but one can generally negotiate a compromise. Moliere

I prefer a pleasant vice to an annoying virtue. Moliere

Writing is like prostitution. First you do it for love, and then for a few close friends, and then for money. Moliere

People don't mind being mean; but they never want to be ridiculous. Moliere

The more we love our friends, the less we flatter them; it is by excusing nothing that pure love shows itself. Moliere

We always speak well when we manage to be understood. Moliere

It is a folly second to none; to try to improve the world. Moliere

All the satires of the stage should be viewed without discomfort. They are public mirrors, where we are never to admit that we seeourselves; one admits to a fault when one is scandalized by its censure. Moliere

The absence of the beloved, short though it may last, always lasts too long. Moliere

When there is enough to eat for eight, there is plenty for ten. Moliere

I might, by chance, write something just as shoddy; But then I wouldn't show it to everybody. Moliere

If you wish to love, it shall be, by my faith, for their beautiful eyes. Moliere

To pull the chestnuts from the fire with the cat's paw. Moliere

Assassination's the fastest way. Moliere

Innocence is not accustomed to blush. [Fr., L'innocence a rougir n'est point accoutumee.] Moliere

The envious will die, but envy never. [Fr., Les envieux mourront, mais non jamais l'envie.] Moliere

The smallest errors are always the best. [Fr., Les plus courtes erreurs sont toujours les meilleures.] Moliere

Rest assured that there is nothing which wounds the heart of a noble man more deeply than the thought his honour is assailed. Moliere

I maintain, in truth, That with a smile we should instruct our youth, Be very gentle when we have to blame, And not put them in fear of virtue's name. Moliere

Words and deeds are far from being one. Much that is talked about is left undone. Moliere

I saw him, I say, saw him with my own eyes. Moliere

My lord Jupiter knows how to sugarcoat the pill. Moliere

There's no praise to beat the sort you can put in your pocket. Moliere

The mind has great influence over the body, and maladies often have their origin there. Moliere

A learned fool is sillier than an ignorant one. Moliere

The only people who can be excused for letting a bad book loose on the world are the poor devils who have to write for a living! Moliere

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