Moliere quotes

 quotes - The trees that are slow to grow bear the best fruit. Share

“The trees that are slow to grow bear the best fruit.”

— Moliere

 quotes - One should eat to live, not live to eat. Share

“One should eat to live, not live to eat.”

— Moliere

 quotes - We die only once, and for such a long time. Share

“We die only once, and for such a long time.”

— Moliere

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“The greater the obstacle, the more glory in overcoming it.”

— Moliere

“A wise man is superior to any insults which can be put upon him, and the best reply to unseemly behavior is patience and moderation. ”

— Moliere

“It is not only for what we do that we are held responsible, but also for what we do not do.”

— Moliere

“Love is often the fruit of marriage.”

— Moliere

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

— Moliere

“It infuriates me to be wrong when I know I'm right.”

— Moliere

“Don't appear so scholarly, pray. Humanize your talk, and speak to be understood.”

— Moliere

“He who follows his lessons tastes a profound peace, and looks upon everybody as a bunch of manure. ”

— Moliere

“If you suppress grief too much, it can well redouble.”

— Moliere

“Oh, how fine it is to know a thing or two. ”

— Moliere

“Books and marriage go ill together.”

— Moliere

“A lover tries to stand in well with the pet dog of the house.”

— Moliere

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

— Moliere

“Ah! how annoying that the law doesn't allow a woman to change husbands just as one does shirts. ”

— Moliere

“There are pretenders to piety as well as to courage.”

— Moliere

“All which is not prose is verse; and all which is not verse is prose.”

— Moliere

“One ought to look a good deal at oneself before thinking of condemning others.”

— Moliere

“I prefer a pleasant vice to an annoying virtue.”

— Moliere

“All the ills of mankind, all the tragic misfortunes that fill the history books, all the political blunders, all the failures of the great leaders have arisen merely from a lack of skill at dancing. ”

— Moliere

“Of all the noises known to man, opera is the most expensive.”

— Moliere

“There's nothing quite like tobacco: it's the passion of decent folk, and whoever lives without tobacco doesn't deserve to live.”

— Moliere

“Some of the most famous books are the least worth reading. Their fame was due to their having done something that needed to be doing in their day. The work is done and the virtue of the book has expired.”

— Moliere

“I live on good soup, not on fine words.”

— Moliere

“If everyone were clothed with integrity, if every heart were just, frank, kindly, the other virtues would be well-nigh useless.”

— Moliere

“There is no praise to bear the sort that you put in your pocket.”

— Moliere

“Unreasonable haste is the direct road to error.”

— Moliere

“Oh, I may be devout, but I am human all the same.”

— Moliere