Nicolas Boileau-Despreaux

1636 - 1711

A Quote by Nicolas Boileau-Despreaux on earth

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Of all the creatures that creep, swim, or fly, Peopling the earth, the waters, and the sky, From Rome to Iceland, Paris to Japan, I really think the greatest fool is man.

Nicolas Boileau-Despreaux (1636 - 1711)

Source: Satire

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A Quote by Nicolas Boileau-Despreaux on heroism and life

If your descent is from heroic sires, Show in your life a remnant of their fires.

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

Contributed by: Zaady

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