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Jean-Baptiste Poquelin, known as Molière

Quote of Jean-Baptiste Poquelin, known as Molière - Love is a great master. It...

Biography - Jean-Baptiste Poquelin, known as Molière:

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

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



Quote source: The School for Wives

Wikisource - Œuvres complètes de Molière (fr) 

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



(French, German)

Il le faut avouer, l'amour est un grand maître.
Ce qu'on ne fut jamais, il nous enseigne à l'être.

Die Liebe ist eine große Lehrmeisterin: Sie bildet uns zu einem Wesen, das wir nie waren.

See also 

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Quotes for: love


Quotes about love:

Where love rules, there is no will to power and where power predominates, there love is lacking. The one is the shadow of the other.

Love, love, all the rest is nothing.

We have need of morality only for want of love.

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

Intelligence has value only in the service of love.

There is always some madness in love. But there is also always some reason in madness.

Quotes for: education


Quotes about education:

It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.

Children are educated by what the grown-up is and not by his talk.

Every man who rises above the common level has received two educations: the first from his teachers; the second, more personal and important, from himself.

Education is another sun to those who are educated.

The secret of education lies in respecting the pupil.

All rules for study are summed up in this one: learn only in order to create.


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

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

With a smile we should instruct our youth.

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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