Moliere Quotations


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

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.

Birth is nothing where virtue is not.

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

I live on good soup, not on fine words.

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

Men are all alike in their promises. It is only in their deeds that they differ.

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

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

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.

That must be wonderful; I have no idea of what it means.

There is no praise to beat the sort you can put in your pocket.

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

We have no claim to share in the glory of our ancestors unless we strive to resemble them.

Writing is like prostitution. First you do it for the love of it, then you do it for a few friends, and finally you do it for money.