On some preference esteem is based, to esteem everything is to esteem nothing.
Jean Baptiste Moliere (1622 - 1673)
Source: Le Misanthrope, 1666, act I, sc. i
Contributed by: Zaady
I will maintain it before the whole world.
Source: Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme, 1670, act IV, sc. v
My fair one, let us swear an eternal friendship.
Source: Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme, 1670, act IV, sc. i
Fear less, hope more; Whine less, breathe more; Talk less, say more; Hate less, love more; And all good things are yours.
You are a fool in four letters, my son.
Source: Tartuffe, 11664, act I, sc. i
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.
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