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Born: 1970-01-01
Profession: Playwright
Nation: French
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It is the public scandal that offends; to sin in secret is no sin at all.

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The duty of comedy is to correct men by amusing them.

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Unreasonable haste is the direct road to error.

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

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Books and marriage go ill together.

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Esteem must be founded on preference: to hold everyone in high esteem is to esteem nothing.

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Oh, how fine it is to know a thing or two.

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People of quality know everything without ever having learned anything.

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Perfect reason flees all extremity, and leads one to be wise with sobriety.

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There are pretenders to piety as well as to courage.

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There's nothing quite like tobacco: it's the passion of decent folk, and whoever lives without tobacco doesn't deserve to live.

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As the purpose of comedy is to correct the vices of men, I see no reason why anyone should be exempt.

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Frenchmen have an unlimited capacity for gallantry and indulge it on every occasion.

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I feed on good soup, not beautiful language.

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I have the knack of easing scruples.

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I live on good soup, not on fine words.

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I want to be distinguished from the rest; to tell the truth, a friend to all mankind is not a friend for me.

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If you make yourself understood, you're always speaking well.

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It is a fine seasoning for joy to think of those we love.

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It is a strange enterprise to make respectable people laugh.

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It's true Heaven forbids some pleasures, but a compromise can usually be found.

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Of all follies there is none greater than wanting to make the world a better place.

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Of all the noises known to man, opera is the most expensive.

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Oh, I may be devout, but I am human all the same.

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Solitude terrifies the soul at twenty.

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There is no praise to bear the sort that you put in your pocket.

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To marry a fool is to be no fool.

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True, Heaven prohibits certain pleasures; but one can generally negotiate a compromise.

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No matter what Aristotle and the Philosophers say, nothing is equal to tobacco; it's the passion of the well-bred, and he who lives without tobacco lives a life not worth living.

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Some of the most famous books are the least worth reading. Their fame was due to their having done something that needed to be doing in their day. The work is done and the virtue of the book has expired.

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A wise man is superior to any insults which can be put upon him, and the best reply to unseemly behavior is patience and moderation.

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The trees that are slow to grow bear the best fruit.

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The greater the obstacle, the more glory in overcoming it.

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All the ills of mankind, all the tragic misfortunes that fill the history books, all the political blunders, all the failures of the great leaders have arisen merely from a lack of skill at dancing.

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We die only once, and for such a long time.

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Writing is like prostitution. First you do it for love, and then for a few close friends, and then for money.

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One should eat to live, not live to eat.

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It is not only for what we do that we are held responsible, but also for what we do not do.

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It infuriates me to be wrong when I know I'm right.

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One ought to look a good deal at oneself before thinking of condemning others.

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Love is often the fruit of marriage.

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The more we love our friends, the less we flatter them; it is by excusing nothing that pure love shows itself.

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I prefer a pleasant vice to an annoying virtue.

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Don't appear so scholarly, pray. Humanize your talk, and speak to be understood.

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A learned fool is more a fool than an ignorant fool.

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Ah! how annoying that the law doesn't allow a woman to change husbands just as one does shirts.

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Reason is not what decides love.

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Grammar, which knows how to control even kings.

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A lover tries to stand in well with the pet dog of the house.

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Every good act is charity. A man's true wealth hereafter is the good that he does in this world to his fellows.

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I have the fault of being a little more sincere than is proper.

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If you suppress grief too much, it can well redouble.

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People don't mind being mean; but they never want to be ridiculous.

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He who follows his lessons tastes a profound peace, and looks upon everybody as a bunch of manure.

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If everyone were clothed with integrity, if every heart were just, frank, kindly, the other virtues would be well-nigh useless.

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