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Born: 1970-01-01
Profession: Dramatist
Nation: French
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He who can live in infamy is unworthy of life.

Tags: Infamy, Life, Unworthy

He who is hated by all can not expect to live long.

Tags: Expect, Hated

I agree to, or rather aspire to, my doom.

Tags: Agree, Doom, Rather

I see, I know, I believe, I am undeceived.

Tags: Good, Keep, Lie

One ought to have a good memory when he has told a lie.

Tags: Good, Lie, Memory

Those who easily forgive invite offenses.

Tags: Easily, Forgive, Invite

After having won a scepter, few are so generous as to disdain the pleasures of ruling.

Tags: After, Few, Won

An example is often a deceptive mirror, and the order of destiny, so troubling to our thoughts, is not always found written in things past.

Tags: Destiny, Past, Thoughts

Brave men are brave from the very first.

Tags: Brave, Men

Clemency is the noblest trait which can reveal a true monarch to the world.

Tags: Noblest, Reveal, True

Danger breeds best on too much confidence.

Tags: Best, Confidence, Danger

Do your duty and leave the rest to heaven.

Tags: Heaven, Leave, Rest

Each instant of life is a step toward death.

Tags: Death, Life, Step

Every man of courage is a man of his word.

Tags: Courage, Word

Flee an enemy who knows your weakness.

Tags: Enemy, Knows, Weakness

Force is legitimate where gentleness avails not.

Tags: Force, Gentleness, Legitimate

Guess, if you can, and choose, if you dare.

Tags: Choose, Dare, Guess

He who allows himself to be insulted deserves to be.

Tags: Deserves, Himself, Insulted

He who allows me to rule is in fact my master.

Tags: Fact, Master, Rule

He who does not fear death cares naught for threats.

Tags: Cares, Death, Fear

He who forgives readily only invites offense.

Tags: Forgives, Invites, Offense

He who pardons easily invites offense.

Tags: Easily, Invites, Offense

He who plays advisor is no longer ambassador.

Tags: Advisor, Ambassador, Longer

How delicious is pleasure after torment!

Tags: After, Pleasure, Torment

I have deserved neither so much honor or so much disgrace.

Tags: Disgrace, Honor, Neither

I would not like a king who could obey.

Tags: King, Obey
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In recounting our woes, we often soothe them.

Tags: Often, Soothe, Woes

In the service of Caesar, everything is legitimate.

Tags: Caesar, Legitimate, Service

It is a crime against the State to be powerful enough to commit one.

Tags: Against, Enough, Powerful

It is the crime not the scaffold which is the disgrace.

Tags: Crime, Disgrace, Scaffold

It matters more how one gives than what one gives.

Tags: Gives, Matters

Just vengeance does not call for punishment.

Tags: Call, Punishment, Vengeance

Love is a tyrant sparing none.

Tags: Love, None, Tyrant

Master of the universe but not of myself, I am the only rebel against my absolute power.

Tags: Against, Power, Universe

My reason, it's true, controls my feelings, but whatever its authority, it doesn't rule them so much as tyrannize them.

Tags: Feelings, Reason, True

My sweetest hope is to lose hope.

Tags: Hope, Lose, Sweetest

Oh rage! Oh despair! Oh age, my enemy!

Tags: Age, Despair, Enemy

One half of my life has put the other half in the grave.

Tags: Half, Life, Put

Peace is produced by war.

Tags: Peace, Produced, War

Reason and love are sworn enemies.

Tags: Love, Reason, Sworn

Severity is allowable where gentleness has no effect.

Tags: Effect, Gentleness, Severity

The crime and not the scaffold makes the shame.

Tags: Crime, Makes, Shame

The greater the effort, the greater the glory.

Tags: Effort, Glory, Greater

The subject of a good tragedy must not be realistic.

Tags: Good, Realistic, Tragedy

They who overcome their desires once can overcome them always.

Tags: Desires, Once, Overcome

To die for one's country is such a worthy fate that all compete for so beautiful a death.

Tags: Beautiful, Country, Death

To he who avenges a father, nothing is impossible.

Tags: Father, Impossible

To vanquish without peril is to triumph without glory.

Tags: Glory, Peril, Triumph

True, I am young, but for souls nobly born valor doesn't await the passing of years.

Tags: Born, True, Young

We triumph without glory when we conquer without danger.

Tags: Conquer, Danger, Triumph

When the patient loves his disease, how unwilling he is to allow a remedy to be applied.

Tags: Disease, Loves, Patient

When there is no peril in the fight there is no glory in the triumph.

Tags: Fight, Glory, Triumph

We never taste a perfect joy; our happiest successes are mixed with sadness.

Tags: Perfect, Sad, Sadness

Deceit is the game of petty spirits, and that is by nature a woman's quality.

Tags: Game, Nature, Woman

We never taste happiness in perfection, our most fortunate successes are mixed with sadness.

Tags: Happiness, Perfection, Sadness

A liar is always lavish of oaths.

Tags: Lavish, Liar, Oaths

Treachery is noble when aimed at tyranny.

Tags: Noble, Treachery, Tyranny

Desire increases when fulfillment is postponed.

Tags: Desire, Increases, Postponed

A Victory without danger is a triumph without glory.

Tags: Danger, Triumph, Victory

The manner of giving is worth more than the gift.

Tags: Gift, Giving, Worth

Oh, how sweet it is to pity the fate of an enemy who can no longer threaten us!

Tags: Enemy, Fate, Sweet

Alas, I emerge from one disaster to fall into a worse.

Tags: Disaster, Fall, Worse

To win without risk is to triumph without glory.

Tags: Risk, Triumph, Win

A good memory is needed after one has lied.

Tags: After, Good, Memory

I can be forced to live without happiness, but I will never consent to live without honor.

Tags: Forced, Happiness, Honor

One is often guilty by being too just.

Tags: Guilty, Often

Happiness seems made to be shared.

Tags: Happiness, Seems, Shared

I don't know how to defend myself: surprised innocence cannot imagine being under suspicion.

Tags: Cannot, Imagine, Innocence

Self-love is the source of all our other loves.

Tags: Love, Loves, Source

This dark brightness that falls from the stars.

Tags: Dark, Falls, Stars

To take revenge halfheartedly is to court disaster; either condemn or crown your hatred.

Tags: Either, Hatred, Revenge

One often calms one's grief by recounting it.

Tags: Grief, Often, Sympathy

As great as kings may be, they are what we are: they can err like other men.

Tags: Great, May, Men

A first impulse was never a crime.

Tags: Crime, Impulse

A true king is neither husband nor father; he considers his throne and nothing else.

Tags: Husband, Power, True

Ambition aspires to descend.

Tags: Ambition, Descend
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