Jean-Baptiste Poquelin, known by his stage name Molière (15 January 1622 – 17 February 1673), was a French playwright and actor who is considered to be one of the greatest masters of comedy in Western literature. Among Molière's best known works are The Misanthrope, The School for Wives, Tartuffe, The Miser, The Imaginary Invalid, and The Bourgeois Gentleman.
Let this list of 16 quotations by the French playwright Moliere lead you to an inspirational day. Recharge yourself with motivational fine, misfortunes, ills sayings, and satisfy your hunger for a better life.
What are the best Moliere quotes?
We've made this hand-picked collection of quotes to show you what is Moliere truly willing to say and leave for generations. Whether an inspirational quote or a motivational message about giving your best, we can all benefit from the wisdom, captured within these words.
I have the fault of being a little more sincere than is proper.
A learned fool is more a fool than an ignorant fool.
Esteem must be founded on preference: to hold everyone in high esteem is to esteem nothing.
The greater the obstacle, the more glory in overcoming it.
If you suppress grief too much, it can well redouble.
I want to be distinguished from the rest;
to tell the truth, a friend to all mankind is not a friend for me.
He who follows his lessons tastes a profound peace, and looks upon everybody as a bunch of manure.
It is not only for what we do that we are held responsible, but also for what we do not do.
As the purpose of comedy is to correct the vices of men, I see no reason why anyone should be exempt.
If everyone were clothed with integrity, if every heart were just, frank, kindly, the other virtues would be well-nigh useless.
All the ills of mankind, all the tragic misfortunes that fill the history books, all the political blunders, all the failures of the great leaders have arisen merely from a lack of skill at dancing.
I live on good soup, not on fine words.
Of all the noises known to man, opera is the most expensive.