Molière

Quotations

It is not only for what we do that we are held responsible, but also for what we do not do.

The world, dear Agnes, is a strange affair.

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Ah that I– You would have it so, you would have it so; George Dandin, you would have it so! This suits you very nicely, and you are served right; you have precisely what you deserve.

George Dandin. Act i. Sc. 19.

Tell me to whom you are addressing yourself when you say that.
I am addressing myself–I am addressing myself to my cap.

L'Avare. Act i. Sc. 3.

My fair one, let us swear an eternal friendship.

Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme. Act iv. Sc. 1.

Grammar, which knows how to control even kings.

Les Femmes savantes. Act ii. Sc. 6.

It disturbs me no more to find men base, unjust, or selfish than to see apes mischievous, wolves savage, or the vulture ravenous for its prey.

Philinte, in Le Misanthrope, act 1, sc. 1.