Nicolas Boileau-Despreaux

1636 - 1711

A Quote by Nicolas Boileau-Despreaux on age, style, and wit

Every age has its pleasures, its style of wit, and its own ways.

Nicolas Boileau-Despreaux (1636 - 1711)

Source: The Art of Poetry, 1674

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A Quote by Nicolas Boileau-Despreaux on age and good

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But satire, ever moral, ever new, Delights the reader and instructs him, too. She, if good sense refine her sterling page, Oft shakes some rooted folly of the age.

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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