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Jean-Baptiste Poquelin, known as Molière

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Biography - Jean-Baptiste Poquelin, known as Molière:

French playwright and actor.
Born: 1622 - Died: 1673
17th century
Place of birth: France

One should eat to live, and not live to eat.



(French, German)

Il faut manger pour vivre et non pas vivre pour manger.

Man isst um zu leben und lebt nicht, um zu essen.

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Hours were made for man, not man for hours.

Quotes for: to live


Quotes for: to live

True knowledge lies in knowing how to live.

To live without philosophizing is properly to have one's eyes closed and never attempt to open them.

To live means to love, but above all, to love life.

A person who thinks all the time has nothing to think about except thoughts. So he loses touch with reality, and lives in a world of illusion.

My trade and art is to live.

You can't live at all, unless you can live fully now.

Quotes for: to eat


Quotes for: to eat

Man is what he eats.

You are going to let the fear of poverty govern you life and your reward will be that you will eat, but you will not live.

One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.

It is a pity that one cannot see the learned entrails of authors so as to discover what they have eaten.


Jean-Baptiste Poquelin, known as Molière also said...

With a smile we should instruct our youth.

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

To live without loving is not really to live.

The defects of human nature afford us opportunities of exercising our philosophy.

I don't know whether it can be or not; but I know well enough that so it is.

All that is not prose is verse; and all that is not verse is prose.

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