Good Heavens! For more than forty years I have been speaking prose without knowing it.
Jean Baptiste Moliere (1622 - 1673)
Source: Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme, 1670, act II, sc. iv
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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
The more we love our friends, the less we flatter them; it is by excusing nothing that pure love shows itself.
It is a wonderful seasoning of all enjoyments to think of those we love.
Source: Le Misanthrope, 1666, act I, sc. iv
Grammar, which knows how to control even kings.
Source: Les Femmes Savantes, 1672, act II, sc. vi
He makes his cook his merit, and the world visits his dinners and not him.
Those whose conduct gives room for talk are always the first to attack their neighbors.
Source: Tartuffe, 11664, act I, sc. i
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