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All the power is with the sex that wears the beard. Moliere
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Virtue is the first title of nobility. Moliere
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Men often marry in hasty recklessness and repent afterward all their lives. Moliere
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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
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I feed on good soup, not beautiful language. Moliere
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I have the knack of easing scruples. Moliere
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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
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One cannot but mistrust a prospect of felicity: one must enjoy it before one can believe in it. Moliere
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Malicious tongues spread their poison abroad and nothing here below is proof against them. Moliere
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The true touchstone of wit is the impromptu. Moliere
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You think you can marry for your own pleasure, friend? Moliere
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One ought to examine himself for a very long time before thinking of condemning others. Moliere
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There is no rampart that will hold out against malice. Moliere
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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
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One dies only once, and then for such a long time! Moliere
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Nearly all men die of their remedies, and not of their illnesses. Moliere
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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
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Sometimes I feel something akin to rage At the corrupted morals of this age! Moliere
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The great ambition of women is to inspire love. Moliere
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There is no protection against slander. Moliere
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You are my peace, my solace, my salvation. Moliere
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But it is not reason that governs love. Moliere
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Birth is nothing where virtue is not Moliere
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A woman always has her revenge ready. Moliere
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I always do the first line well, but I have trouble doing the others. Moliere
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If Claret is the king of natural wines, Burgundy is the queen. Moliere
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Grammar, which knows how to lord it over kings, and with high hands makes them obey its laws Moliere
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I prefer a pleasant vice to an annoying virtue. Moliere
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Writing is like prostitution. First you do it for love, and then for a few close friends, and then for money. Moliere
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People don't mind being mean; but they never want to be ridiculous. Moliere
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The more we love our friends, the less we flatter them; it is by excusing nothing that pure love shows itself. Moliere
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People of quality know everything without ever having learned anything. Moliere
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True, Heaven prohibits certain pleasures; but one can generally negotiate a compromise. Moliere
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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
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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
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Long is the road from conception to completion. Moliere
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It is good food and not fine words that keeps me alive. Moliere
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You only die once, but you will be dead for a very long time. Moliere
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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
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No matter what everybody says, ultimately these things can harm us only by the way we react to them. Moliere
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What a terrible thing to be a great lord, yet a wicked man. Moliere
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They [zealots] would have everybody be as blind as themselves: to them, to be clear-sighted is libertinism. Moliere
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The secret to fencing consists in two things: to give and to not receive. Moliere
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Great is the fortune of he who possesses a good bottle, a good book, and a good friend. Moliere
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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
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You speak before a man to whom all Naples is known. Moliere
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Why Opium produces sleep: Because there is in it a dormitive power. Moliere
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The proof of true love is to be unsparing in criticism. Moliere
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Man's greatest weakness is his love for life. Moliere
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Assassination's the fastest way. Moliere
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Innocence is not accustomed to blush. [Fr., L'innocence a rougir n'est point accoutumee.] Moliere
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The envious will die, but envy never. [Fr., Les envieux mourront, mais non jamais l'envie.] Moliere
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The smallest errors are always the best. [Fr., Les plus courtes erreurs sont toujours les meilleures.] Moliere
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Rest assured that there is nothing which wounds the heart of a noble man more deeply than the thought his honour is assailed. Moliere
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The genuine Amphitryon is the Amphitryon with whom we dine. Moliere
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A laudation in Greek is of marvellous efficacy on the title-page of a book. Moliere
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Consistency is only suitable for ridicule. Moliere
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Everyone has a right to his own course of action. Moliere
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It is a folly second to none; to try to improve the world. Moliere
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Words and deeds are far from being one. Much that is talked about is left undone. Moliere
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The duty of comedy is to correct men by amusing them. Moliere
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If you make yourself understood, you're always speaking well. Moliere
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It is a strange enterprise to make respectable people laugh. Moliere
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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
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I might, by chance, write something just as shoddy; But then I wouldn't show it to everybody. Moliere
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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
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The absence of the beloved, short though it may last, always lasts too long. Moliere
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When there is enough to eat for eight, there is plenty for ten. Moliere
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If you wish to love, it shall be, by my faith, for their beautiful eyes. Moliere
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To pull the chestnuts from the fire with the cat's paw. Moliere
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