Moliere – the French Satirist …

Posted on September 19, 2007. Filed under: Guide Posts, Quotes, The French Contribution |

Molière. playwright and actor, was well ensconced in the great mastery of comedy.

Perfect reason flees all extremity and leads one to be wise with sobriety. If everyone were clothed with integrity, if every heart were just, frank, kindly, the other virtues would be well nigh useless

 A wise man is superior to any insults that can be heaped upon him and the best reply to unseemly behoviour is patience and moderation.

A man’s entire wealth hereafter is the good that he does in this world to his fellows. Every good act is charity.

Of all follies, there is none greater than wanting to make the world a better place. He who follows his lessons, tastes a profound peace and looks upon all else as manure.

Writing is like prostitution. First you do it for love, then for a few close friends and finally for money. Books and marriage go ill togther.

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


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