You are a fool in four letters, my son.
Jean Baptiste Moliere (1622 - 1673)
Source: Tartuffe, 11664, act I, sc. i
Contributed by: Zaady
It is not only for what we do that we are held responsible, but also for what we do not do.
To pull the chestnuts out of the fire with the cat's paw. Proverb in many languages.
Source: L'Étourdi, 1655, act III, sc. vi
Ah, there are no longer any children!
Source: Le Malade Imaginaire, 1673, act II, sc. xi
Cover that bosom that I must not see: souls are wounded by such things.
Source: Tartuffe, 11664, act III, sc. ii
Then worms shall try That long preserved virginity, And your quaint honor turn to dust, And into ashes all my lust. The grave's a fine and private place But none, I think, do there embrace.
We die only once, and for such a long time!
Source: Le Dépit Amoureux, 1656, act V, sc. iii
Doubts are more cruel than the worst of truths.
Source: Le Misanthrope, 1666, act III, sc. uii
One must eat to live, and not live to eat.
Source: Amphitryon 1666, act III, sc. i
On some preference esteem is based, to esteem everything is to esteem nothing.
Source: Le Misanthrope, 1666, act I, sc. i
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