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Jean-Baptiste Poquelin, known as Molière
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Biography : French playwright and actor.
Born: 1622 - Died: 1673
Period:
17th century
Place of birth: France
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One should eat to live, and not live to eat.
Jean-Baptiste Poquelin, known as Molière - The Miser - 






Love is a great master. It teaches us to be what we never were.
Jean-Baptiste Poquelin, known as Molière - The School for Wives - 



Love is a great master. It teaches us to be what we never were.




To live without loving is not really to live.
Jean-Baptiste Poquelin, known as Molière - La Princesse d'Élide - 



To live without loving is not really to live.




The defects of human nature afford us opportunities of exercising our philosophy.
Jean-Baptiste Poquelin, known as Molière - The Misanthrope - 






I don't know whether it can be or not; but I know well enough that so it is.
Jean-Baptiste Poquelin, known as Molière - L'Amour médecin - 






With a smile we should instruct our youth.
Jean-Baptiste Poquelin, known as Molière - 






All that is not prose is verse; and all that is not verse is prose.
Jean-Baptiste Poquelin, known as Molière - Le Bourgeois gentilhomme - 






The world, dear Agnes, is a strange affair.
Jean-Baptiste Poquelin, known as Molière - The School for Wives - 






Good heavens! For more than forty years I have been speaking prose without knowing it.
Jean-Baptiste Poquelin, known as Molière - Le Bourgeois gentilhomme - 






On some preference esteem is based;
To esteem everything is to esteem nothing.

Jean-Baptiste Poquelin, known as Molière - The Misanthrope - 






The trees that are slow to grow bear the best fruit.
Jean-Baptiste Poquelin, known as Molière - The Imaginary Invalid - 






If we are too wise, we may be equally to blame.
Jean-Baptiste Poquelin, known as Molière - The Misanthrope - 






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