Molière [Jean Baptiste Poquelin] Quotes

Outside of Paris, there is no hope for the cultured.
Molière [Jean Baptiste Poquelin] (1622-1673), French comic playwright. Mascarille, in Les Précieuses Ridicules, sc. 9 (1659).
You think you can marry for your own pleasure, friend?
Molière [Jean Baptiste Poquelin] (1622-1673), French comic playwright. Mascarille, in The Amorous Quarrel (Le Dépit Amoureux), act 5, sc. 8 (1656).
We die only once, and it's for such a long time!
Molière [Jean Baptiste Poquelin] (1622-1673), French comic playwright. Mascarille, in The Amorous Quarrel (Le Dépit Amoureux), act 5, sc. 3 (1656).
I prefer a pleasant vice to an annoying virtue.
Molière [Jean Baptiste Poquelin] (1622-1673), French comic playwright. Mercury, in Amphitryon, act 1, sc. 4 (1668).
For more than forty years I've been speaking in prose without even knowing it!
Molière [Jean Baptiste Poquelin] (1622-1673), French comic playwright. Monsieur Jourdain, in Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme (The Would-be Nobleman), act 2, sc. 4 (1670). Monsieur Jourdain, upon learning the distinction between prose and poetry.
He who follows his lessons tastes a profound peace, and looks upon everybody as a bunch of manure.
Molière [Jean Baptiste Poquelin] (1622-1673), French comic playwright. Orgon, in Tartuffe, act 1, sc. 5 (1664).
I saw it, I tell you, with my own eyes I saw it, what you call "saw it"!
Molière [Jean Baptiste Poquelin] (1622-1673), French comic playwright. Orgon, in Tartuffe, act 5, sc. 3 (1664). Orgon tries to convince his mother he witnessed Tartuffe's treachery.
Grammar, which rules even kings ...
Molière [Jean Baptiste Poquelin] (1622-1673), French comic playwright. Philaminte, in The Learned Ladies (Les Femmes Savantes), act 2, sc. 6 (1672).
Of all follies there is none greater than wanting to make the world a better place.
Molière [Jean Baptiste Poquelin] (1622-1673), French dramatist. Philinte, in Le Misanthrope, act 1, sc. 1 (1666).
It disturbs me no more to find men base, unjust, or selfish than to see apes mischievous, wolves savage, or the vulture ravenous for its prey.
Molière [Jean Baptiste Poquelin] (1622-1673), French dramatist. Philinte, in Le Misanthrope, act 1, sc. 1.