Moliere (Jean Baptiste Poquelin) Quotes

All the power is with the sex that wears the beard. Moliere

It is not only what we do, but also what we do not do, for which we are accountable. Moliere

Writing is like prostitution. First you do it for love, and then for a few close friends, and then for money. Moliere

Doubts are more cruel than the worst of truths. Moliere

A learned fool is more foolish than an ignorant one. Moliere

The greater the obstacle, the more the glory in overcoming it. Moliere

Of all follies there is none greater than wanting to make the world a better place. Moliere

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. Moliere

Too great haste leads us to error. Moliere

One easily bears moral reproof, but never mockery. Moliere

Most people die from the remedy rather than from the illness. Moliere

There’s nothing quite like tobacco: it’s the passion of decent folk, and whoever lives without tobacco doesn’t deserve to live. Moliere