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25 Famous Quotes by Jean Baptiste Poquelin Moliere

All extremes does perfect reason flee, And wishes to be wise quite soberly. [Fr., La parfaite raison fuit toute extremite, Et veut que l'on soit sage avec sobriete.]

Reason Quotes, by Jean Baptiste Poquelin Moliere , Source: Le Misanthrope (I, 1)

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

Blushes Quotes, by Jean Baptiste Poquelin Moliere , Source: Don Garcie de Navarre (II, 5)

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I recover my property wherever I find it. [Fr., Je reprends mon bien ou je le trouve.]

Plagiarism Quotes, by Jean Baptiste Poquelin Moliere , Source: Les Fourberies de Scapin, Cyrano de Bergerac used a scene in "Pedant Joue" communicated to him by Mo

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What the devil was he doing in this galley? [Fr., Que diable alloit-il faire dans cette galere?]

Suspicion Quotes, by Jean Baptiste Poquelin Moliere , Source: Fourberies de Scapin (act II, 11)

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A laudation in Greek is of marvellous efficacy on the title-page of a book. [Fr., Une louange en grec est d'une merveilleuse efficace a la tete d'un livre.]

Language Quotes, by Jean Baptiste Poquelin Moliere , Source: Preface--Les Precieuses Ridicules

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Heaven forbids, it is true, certain gratifications, but there are ways and means of compounding such matters.

Enjoyment Quotes, by Jean Baptiste Poquelin Moliere , Source: Tartuffe (act IV, sc. 5)

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One is easily fooled by that which one loves. [Fr., On est aisement dupe par ce qu'on aime.]

Deceit Quotes, by Jean Baptiste Poquelin Moliere , Source: Le Tartuffe (IV, 3)

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I will not leave you until I have seen you hanged. [Fr., Je ne te quitterai point que je ne t'aie vu pendu.]

Revenge Quotes, by Jean Baptiste Poquelin Moliere , Source: Le Medecin Malgre Lui (III, 9)

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Too great haste leads us to error. [Fr., Le trop de promptitude a l'erreur nous expose.]

Haste Quotes, by Jean Baptiste Poquelin Moliere , Source: Sganarelle (I, 12)

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You have wished it so, you have wished it so, George Dandin, you have wished it so. [Fr., Vous l'avez voulu, vous l'avez voulu, George Dandin, vous l'avez voulu.]

Wishes Quotes, by Jean Baptiste Poquelin Moliere , Source: George Dandin (act I, sc. 9)

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

Proverbs Quotes, by Jean Baptiste Poquelin Moliere , Source: L'Etourdi (act III, 6)

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

Proverbs Quotes, by Jean Baptiste Poquelin Moliere , Source: Tartuffe (V, 3)

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There are fagots and fagots. [Fr., Il y a fagots et fagots.]

Comparisons Quotes, by Jean Baptiste Poquelin Moliere , Source: Le Medecin Malgre lui (I, 6)

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But it is not reason that governs love. [Fr., Mais la raison n'est pas ce qui regle l'amour.]

Reason Quotes, by Jean Baptiste Poquelin Moliere , Source: Le Misanthrope (I, 1)

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He who establishes his argument by noise and command shows that his reason is weak.

Reason Quotes, by Jean Baptiste Poquelin Moliere , Source: Le Misanthrope (I, 1)

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

Errors Quotes, by Jean Baptiste Poquelin Moliere , Source: L'Etourdi (IV, 4)

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A little inaccuracy sometimes saves a ton of explanation.

Errors Quotes, by Jean Baptiste Poquelin Moliere , Source: L'Etourdi (IV, 4)

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It is Hebrew to me. [Fr., C'est de l'hebreu pour moi.]

Linguists Quotes, by Jean Baptiste Poquelin Moliere , Source: L'Etourdi (act III, sc. 3)

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Gold gives to the ugliest thing a certain charming air, For that without it were else a miserable affair. [Fr., L'or donne aux plus laids certain charme pour plaire, Et que sans lui le reste est une triste affaire.]

Gold Quotes, by Jean Baptiste Poquelin Moliere , Source: Sganarelle (I)

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Stay awhile that we may make an end the sooner.

Haste Quotes, by Jean Baptiste Poquelin Moliere , Source: Sganarelle (I, 12)

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Grammar, which knows how to lord it over kings, and with high hands makes them obey its laws. [Fr., La grammaire, qui sait regenter jusqu'aux rois, Et les fait, la main haute, obeir a ses lois.]

Language Quotes, by Jean Baptiste Poquelin Moliere , Source: Les Femmes Savantes (II, 6)

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The road is long fro the project to its completion. [Fr., Et le chemin est long du projet a la chose.]

End Quotes, by Jean Baptiste Poquelin Moliere , Source: Le Tartuffe (III, 1)

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The republic of letters. [Fr., La republique des lettres.]

Literature Quotes, by Jean Baptiste Poquelin Moliere , Source: Le Mariage force (sc. 6)

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The genuine Amphitryon is the Amphitryon with whom we dine. [Fr., Le veritable Amphitryon Est l'Amphitryon ou l'on dine.]

Eating Quotes, by Jean Baptiste Poquelin Moliere , Source: Amphitryon (III, 5)

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

Envy Quotes, by Jean Baptiste Poquelin Moliere , Source: Tartuffe (V, 3)

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