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#1. What a terrible thing to be a great lord, yet a wicked man. - Author: Moliere
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#2. The general public is easy. You don't have to answer to anyone; and as long as you follow the rules of your profession, you needn't worry about the consequences. But the problem with the powerful and rich is that when they are sick, they really want their doctors to cure them. - Author: Moliere
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#3. She is laughing up her sleeve at you. - Author: Moliere
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#4. Gold gives to the ugliest thing a certain charming air, For that without it were else a miserable affair. - Author: Moliere
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#5. Show some mercy to this chair which has stretched out its arms to you for so long; please satisfy its desire to embrace you! - Author: Moliere
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#6. True, Heaven prohibits certain pleasures; but one can generally negotiate a compromise. - Author: Moliere
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#7. I recover my property wherever I find it. - Author: Moliere
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#8. Two wives? That exceeds the custom. - Author: Moliere
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#9. Assassination's the fastest way. - Author: Moliere
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#10. When you model yourself on people, you should try to resemble their good sides. - Author: Moliere
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#11. Unbroken happiness is a bore: it should have ups and downs. - Author: Moliere
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#12. Esteem must be founded on some sort of preference. Bestow it on everybody and it ceases to have any meaning at all. - Author: Moliere
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#13. Things are only worth what you make them worth. - Author: Moliere
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#14. It is a folly second to none; to try to improve the world. - Author: Moliere
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#15. What do I believe? I believe that two and two make four, Sganarelle, and that four and four are eight. - Author: Moliere
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#16. A laudation in Greek is of marvellous efficacy on the title-page of a book. - Author: Moliere
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#17. How easy love makes fools of us. - Author: Moliere
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#18. I prefer a pleasant vice to an annoying virtue. - Author: Moliere
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#19. Man, I can assure you, is a nasty creature. - Author: Moliere
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#20. You have but to hold forth in cap and gown, and any gibberish becomes learning, all nonsense passes for sense. - Author: Moliere
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#21. But it is not reason that governs love. - Author: Moliere
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#22. Oh, how fine it is to know a thing or two. - Author: Moliere
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#23. Outside of Paris, there is no hope for the cultured. - Author: Moliere
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#24. Our minds need relaxation, and give way unless we mix with work a little play. - Author: Moliere
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#25. Ah! how annoying that the law doesn't allow a woman to change husbands just as one does shirts. - Author: Moliere
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#26. Although I am a pious man, I am not the less a man. - Author: Moliere
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#27. The duty of comedy is to correct men by amusing them. - Author: Moliere
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#28. Of all follies there is none greater than wanting to make the world a better place. - Author: Moliere
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#29. Sharing with Jupiter is never a dishonor. - Author: Moliere
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#30. Debts are nowadays like children begot with pleasure, but brought forth in pain. - Author: Moliere
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#31. He must have killed a lot of men to have made so much money. - Author: Moliere
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#32. Rest assured that there is nothing which wounds the heart of a noble man more deeply than the thought his honour is assailed. - Author: Moliere
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#33. The greater the obstacle, the more glory in overcoming it. - Author: Moliere
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#34. Of all the noises known to man, opera is the most expensive. - Author: Moliere
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#35. Anyone may be an honorable man, and yet write verse badly. - Author: Moliere
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#36. I want people to be sincere; a man of honor shouldn't speak a single word that doesn't come straight from his heart. - Author: Moliere
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#37. The more we love our friends, the less we flatter them; it is by excusing nothing that pure love shows itself. - Author: Moliere
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#38. Reasoning is the pastime of my whole household, and all this reasoning has driven out Reason. - Author: Moliere
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#39. The secret to fencing consists in two things: to give and to not receive. - Author: Moliere
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#40. I have the fault of being a little more sincere than is proper. - Author: Moliere
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#41. It is not only what we do, but also what we do not do, for which we are accountable. - Author: Moliere
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#42. Reason is not what decides love. - Author: Moliere
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#43. You think you can marry for your own pleasure, friend? - Author: Moliere
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#44. Once you have the cap and gown all you need do is open your mouth. Whatever nonsense you talk becomes wisdom and all the rubbish good sense. - Author: Moliere
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#45. Here in the world, each human frailty Provides occasion for philosophy, And that is virtue's noblest exercise; - Author: Moliere
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#46. Grammar, which can govern even Kings. - Author: Moliere
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#47. The proof of true love is to be unsparing in criticism. - Author: Moliere
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#48. Man's greatest weakness is his love for life. - Author: Moliere
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#49. No, you shall be, my faith! Tartuffified. - Author: Moliere
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#50. I hate all men, the ones because they are mean and vicious, and the others for being complaisant with the vicious ones. - Author: Moliere
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#51. Everything that's prose isn't verse and everything that isn't verse is prose. Now you see what it is to be a scholar! - Author: Moliere
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#52. I am, I fear, Inclined to be unfashionably sincere. ORONTE - Author: Moliere
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#53. I believe that two and two are four and that four and four are eight. - Author: Moliere
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#54. We must take the good with the bad; For the good when it's good, is so very good That the bad when it's bad can't be bad! - Author: Moliere
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#55. Nearly all men die of their medicines, not of their diseases. - Author: Moliere
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#56. We are all mortals, and each is for himself. - Author: Moliere
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#57. The heart can do anything. - Author: Moliere
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#58. Perfect reason flees all extremity, and leads one to be wise with sobriety. - Author: Moliere
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#59. My claims were justified in all men's sight; I put my trust in equity and right; Yet, to my horror and the world's disgrace, Justice is mocked, and I have lost my case! A scoundrel whose dishonesty is notorious Emerges from another lie victorious! - Author: Moliere
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#60. There's nothing quite like tobacco: it's the passion of decent folk, and whoever lives without tobacco doesn't deserve to live. - Author: Moliere
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#61. To create a public scandal is what's wicked; to sin in private is not a sin. - Author: Moliere
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#62. Books and marriage go ill together. - Author: Moliere
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#63. 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. - Author: Moliere
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#64. 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. - Author: Moliere
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#65. What! Would you make no distinction between hypocrisy and devotion? Would you give them the same names, and respect the mask as you do the face? Would you equate artifice and sincerity? Confound appearance with truth? Regard the phantom as the very person? Value counterfeit as cash? - Author: Moliere
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#66. There is no praise to bear the sort that you put in your pocket. - Author: Moliere
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#67. Each day my reason tells me so; But reason doesn't rule in love, you know. - Author: Moliere
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#68. Oh, I may be devout, but I am human all the same. - Author: Moliere
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#69. There is nothing so necessary for men as dancing. - Author: Moliere
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#70. Malicious men may die, but malice never. - Author: Moliere
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#71. If Claret is the king of natural wines, Burgundy is the queen. - Author: Moliere
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#72. People of quality know everything without ever having learned anything. - Author: Moliere
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#73. We ought to punish pitilessly that shameful pretence of friendly intercourse. I like a man to be a man, and to show on all occasions the bottom of his heart in his discourse. Let that be the thing to speak, and never let our feelings be beneath vain compliments - Author: Moliere
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#74. People can be induced to swallow anything, provided it is sufficiently seasoned with praise. - Author: Moliere
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#75. Why put yourself in charge of Heaven's cause?
Does Heaven need our help to enforce its laws? - Author: Moliere
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#76. To find yourself jilted is a blow to your pride. Do your best to forget it and if you don't succeed, at least pretend to. - Author: Moliere
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#77. It is fine for a woman to know a lot; but I don't want her to have this shocking desire to be learned for learnedness sake. When I ask a woman a question, I like her to pretend to ignore what she really knows. - Author: Moliere
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#78. My heavens! I've been talking prose for the last forty years without knowing it. - Author: Moliere
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#79. I have the defect of being more
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#80. A good husband be the best sort of plaster for to cure a young woman's ailments. - Author: Moliere
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#81. Perfect reason avoids all extremes. - Author: Moliere
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#82. As the purpose of comedy is to correct the vices of men, I see no reason why anyone should be exempt. - Author: Moliere
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#83. The maturing process of becoming a writer is akin to that of a harlot. First you do it for love, then for a few friends, and finally only for money. - Author: Moliere
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#84. Love is a great master. It teaches us to be what we never were. - Author: Moliere
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#85. Grammar, which knows how to control even kings. - Author: Moliere
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#86. Beauty without intelligence is like a hook without bait. - Author: Moliere
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#87. Tobacco is the passion of honest men and he who lives without tobacco is not worthy of living. - Author: Moliere
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#88. All is wholesome in the absence of excess. - Author: Moliere
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#89. All which is not prose is verse; and all which is not verse is prose. - Author: Moliere
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#90. It is good food and not fine words that keeps me alive. - Author: Moliere
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#91. One ought to examine himself for a very long time before thinking of condemning others. - Author: Moliere
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#92. Words and deeds are far from being one. Much that is talked about is left undone. - Author: Moliere
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#93. He makes his cook his merit, and the world visits his dinners and not him. - Author: Moliere
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#94. You only die once, but you will be dead for a very long time. - Author: Moliere
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#95. I prefer an interesting vice to a virtue that bores. - Author: Moliere
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#96. Those whose conduct gives room for talk are always the first to attack their neighbors. - Author: Moliere
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#97. Your humour, madam, Gives any and everyone too easy access Into your heart. You have too many lovers Besieging you - a thing I can't endure. - Author: Moliere
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#98. There is nothing I detest so much as the contortions of these great time-and-lip servers, these affable dispensers of meaningless embraces, these obliging utterers of empty words, who view every one in civilities - Author: Moliere
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#99. Ah, there are no longer any children! - Author: Moliere
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#100. I have a heart to love all the world; and like Alexander I wish there were yet other worlds, so I could carry even further my amorous conquests. - Author: Moliere
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