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31 Famous Quotes by Pierre Corneille
6/6/1606 - 10/1/1684
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Corneille, Pierre     Corneille
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He who is hated by all can not expect to live long. [Fr., Qui vit hai de tous ne saurait longtemps vivre.]

Hatred Quotes, by Pierre Corneille , Source: Cinna (I, 2)

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We read that we ought to forgive our enemies; but we do not read that we ought to forgive our friends.

Forgiveness Quotes, by Pierre Corneille , Source: Cinna (IV, 4)

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A good memory is needed once we have lied. [Fr., Il faut bonne memoire apres qu'on a menti.]

Lying Quotes, by Pierre Corneille , Source: Le Menteur (IV, 5)

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Guess, if you can, and choose, if you dare. [Lat., Devine, si tu peux, et choisis, si tu l'oses.]

Choice Quotes, by Pierre Corneille , Source: Heraclius (IV, 4)

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Just vengeance does not call for punishment.

Revenge Quotes, by Pierre Corneille

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Brave men are brave from the very first. [Fr., Les hommes valeureux le sont au premier coup.]

Bravery Quotes, by Pierre Corneille , Source: Le Cid (II, 3)

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One often calms one's grief by recounting it.

Heartbreak Quotes, by Pierre Corneille

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All evils are equal when they are extreme. [Fr., Et tous maux sont pareils alors qu'ils sont extremes.]

Evil Quotes, by Pierre Corneille , Source: Horace (III, 4)

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To myself alone do I owe my fame. [Fr., Je ne dois qu'a moi seul toute ma renommee.]

Fame Quotes, by Pierre Corneille , Source: L'Excuse a Ariste

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Tyrant, step from the throne, and give place to thy master. [Fr., Tyran, descends du trone et fais place a ton maitre.]

Tyranny Quotes, by Pierre Corneille , Source: Heraclius (I, 2)

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The crime and not the scaffold makes the shame. [Fr., Le crime fait la honte et non pas l'echafaud.]

Crime Quotes, by Pierre Corneille , Source: Essex (IV, 3)

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A liar is always lavish of oaths. [Fr., Un menteur est toujours prodigue de serments.]

Lying Quotes, by Pierre Corneille , Source: Le Menteur (IV, 5)

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All great virtues become great men. [Fr., Toutes grandes vertus conviennent aux grands hommes.]

Virtue Quotes, by Pierre Corneille , Source: Notes de Corneille par La Rochefoucauld

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Here honor binds me, and I wish to satisfy it. [Lat., Ici l'honneur m'oblige, et j'y veux satisfaire.]

Honor Quotes, by Pierre Corneille , Source: Polyeucte (IV, 3)

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And the combat ceased, for want of combatants. [Fr., Et le combat cessa, faute de combattants.]

Contention Quotes, by Pierre Corneille , Source: Le Cid (IV, 3)

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Let us be friends, Cinna, it is I who invite you to be so. [Fr., Soyons amis, Cinna, c'est moi qui t'en convie.]

Friends Quotes, by Pierre Corneille , Source: Cinna (V, 3)

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Clemency is the surest proof of a true monarch. [Fr., La clemence est la plus belle marque Qui fasse a l'univers connaitre un vrai monqrque.]

Royalty Quotes, by Pierre Corneille , Source: Cinna (IV, 4)

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Whoever can do as he pleases, commands when he entreats. [Fr., Qui peut ce qui lui plait, commande alors qu'il prie.]

Power Quotes, by Pierre Corneille , Source: Sertorius (IV, 2)

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He who forgives readily only invites offense. [Fr., Qui pardonne aisement invite a l'offenser.]

Forgiveness Quotes, by Pierre Corneille , Source: Cinna (IV, 4)

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Happiness seems made to be shared. [Fr., Le bonheur semble fait pour etre partage.]

Happiness Quotes, by Pierre Corneille , Source: Notes par Rochefoucauld

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He who allows himself to be insulted deserves to be so; and insolence, if unpunished, increases! [Lat., Qui se laisse outrager, merite qu'on l'outrage Et l'audace impunie enfle trop un courage.]

Insult Quotes, by Pierre Corneille , Source: Heraclius (I, 2)

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By speaking of our misfortunes we often relieve them. [Fr., A raconter ses maux souvent on les soulage.]

Misfortune Quotes, by Pierre Corneille , Source: Polyeucte (I, 3)

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Love lives on hope, and dies when hope is dead; It is a flame which sinks for lack of fuel.

Love Quotes, by Pierre Corneille

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To win without risk is to triumph without glory.

Risk Quotes, by Pierre Corneille

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Guess if you can, choose if you dare.

Decision Quotes, by Pierre Corneille

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