Things are only worth what one makes them worth.
Jean Baptiste Moliere (1622 - 1673)
Source: Le Misanthrope
Contributed by: Zaady
Anyone may be an honorable man, and yet write verse badly.
Source: Le Misanthrope, 1666, act IV, sc. i
Nearly all men die of their remedies, and not of their illnesses.
Source: Le Malade Imaginaire, 1673, act III, sc. iii
It is seasoned throughout with Attic salt.
Source: Les Femmes Savantes, 1672, act III, sc. ii
To create a public scandal is what's wicked; to sin in private is not a sin.
Source: Tartuffe, 11664, act IV, sc. v
Good Heavens! For more than forty years I have been speaking prose without knowing it.
Source: Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme, 1670, act II, sc. iv
My Lord Jupiter knows how to sugarcoat the pill.
Source: Amphitryon 1666, act I, sc. x
He's a wonderful talker, who has the art of telling you nothing in a great harangue.
Source: Le Misanthrope, 1666, act II, sc. v
I always make the first verse well, but I have trouble making the others.
Source: Les Précieuses Ridicules, 1659, act I, sc. xi
A woman always has her revenge ready.
Source: Tartuffe, 11664, act II, sc. ii
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