Nicolas Boileau-Despreaux

1636 - 1711

A Quote by Nicolas Boileau-Despreaux on truth

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Nothing but truth is lovely, nothing fair.

Nicolas Boileau-Despreaux (1636 - 1711)

Source: Epistle 9

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A Quote by Nicolas Boileau-Despreaux on age, lies, sage, and wisdom

In spite of every sage whom Greece can show, Unerring wisdom never dwelt below; Folly in all of every age we see, The only difference lies in the degree.

Nicolas Boileau-Despreaux (1636 - 1711)

Source: Satire

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A Quote by Nicolas Boileau-Despreaux on honor

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Honor is like an island, rugged and without shores; once we have left it, we can never return.

Nicolas Boileau-Despreaux (1636 - 1711)

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A Quote by Nicolas Boileau-Despreaux on earth

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Now two punctilious envoys, Thine and Mine Embroil the earth about a fancied line; And, dwelling much on right and much on wrong, Prove how the right is chiefly with the strong.

Nicolas Boileau-Despreaux (1636 - 1711)

Source: Satire

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A Quote by Nicolas Boileau-Despreaux

The wisest man is he who does not fancy that he is so at all.

Nicolas Boileau-Despreaux (1636 - 1711)

Source: Satire

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