65 Moliere Quotes On Success In Life

Jean-Baptiste Poquelin known by his stage name Molière was a French playwright, actor, and poet, widely regarded as one of the greatest writers in the French language and world literature. These Moliere quotes will motivate you.

Best Moliere Quotes

  1. “It is not only for what we do that we are held responsible, but also for what we do not do.” ~ Moliere
  2. “People spend most of their lives worrying about things that never happen.” ~ Moliere
  3. “The greater the obstacle, the more glory in overcoming it.” ~ Moliere
  4. “Love is a great master. It teaches us to be what we never were.” ~ Moliere
  5. “People are all alike in their promises. It is only in their deeds that they differ.” ~ Moliere
  6. “I assure you, an educated fool is more foolish than an uneducated one.” ~ Moliere

  7. “Great is the fortune of he who possesses a good bottle, a good book, and a good friend.” ~ Moliere
  8. “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.” ~ Moliere
  9. “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.” ~ Moliere
  10. “The most effective way of attacking vice is to expose it to public ridicule. People can put up with rebukes but they cannot bear being laughed at: they are prepared to be wicked but they dislike appearing ridiculous.” ~ Moliere
  11. “Things are only worth what you make them worth.” ~ Moliere

  12. “Most people die from the remedy rather than from the illness.” ~ Moliere
  13. “Beauty without intelligence is like a hook without bait.” ~ Moliere
  14. “The trees that are slow to grow bear the best fruit.” ~ Moliere
  15. “How easy love makes fools of us.” ~ Moliere
  16. “The true touchstone of wit is the impromptu.” ~ Moliere
  17. “Of all follies there is none greater than wanting to make the world a better place.” ~ Moliere
  18. “Of all the noises known to man, opera is the most expensive.” ~ Moliere

  19. “Writing is like prostitution. First you do it for love, and then for a few close friends, and then for money.” ~ Moliere
  20. “It is the public scandal that offends; to sin in secret is no sin at all.” ~ Moliere
  21. “Folk whose own behavior is most ridiculous are always to the fore in slandering others.” ~ Moliere
  22. “I hate all men, the ones because they are mean and vicious, and the others for being complaisant with the vicious ones.” ~ Moliere
  23. “Don’t appear so scholarly, pray. Humanize your talk, and speak to be understood.” ~ Moliere

  24. “No one is safe from slander. The best way is to pay no attention to it, but live in innocence and let the world talk.” ~ Moliere
  25. “People of quality know everything without ever having learned anything.” ~ Moliere
  26. “Without knowledge, life is no more than the shadow of death” ~ Moliere
  27. “We should look long and carefully at ourselves before we pass judgment on others.” ~ Moliere
  28. “The genuine Amphitryon is the Amphitryon with whom we dine.” ~ Moliere quotes
  29. “I want people to be sincere; a man of honor shouldn’t speak a single word that doesn’t come straight from his heart.” ~ Moliere
  30. “Reason is not what decides love.” ~ Moliere

  31. “There is no fate more distressing for an artist than to have to show himself off before fools, to see his work exposed to the criticism of the vulgar and ignorant.” ~ Moliere
  32. “Man’s greatest weakness is his love for life.” ~ Moliere
  33. “There is no reward so delightful, no pleasure so exquisite, as having one’s work known and acclaimed by those whose applause confers honor.” ~ Moliere
  34. “Doubts are more cruel than the worst of truths.” ~ Moliere

  35. “Hypocrisy is a fashionable vice, and all fashionable vices pass for virtue.” ~ Moliere
  36. “Man, I can assure you, is a nasty creature.” ~ Moliere
  37. “You only die once, but you will be dead for a very long time.” ~ Moliere
  38. “I find medicine is the best of all trades because whether you do any good or not you still. Get your money.” ~ Moliere
  39. “The less we deserve good fortune, the more we hope for it.” ~ Moliere
  40. “unbroken happiness is a bore: it should have ups and downs.” ~ Moliere
  41. “I have the fault of being a little more sincere than is proper.” ~ Moliere

  42. “Every good act is charity. A man’s true wealth hereafter is the good that he does in this world to his fellows.” ~ Moliere
  43. “The proof of true love is to be unsparing in criticism.” ~ Moliere
  44. “We are easily duped by those we love.” ~ Moliere
  45. “All the power is with the sex that wears the beard.” ~ Moliere
  46. “To inspire love is a woman’s greatest ambition, believe me. It’s the one thing woman care about and there’s no woman so proud that she does not rejoice at heart in her conquests.” ~ Moliere
  47. “The secret to fencing consists in two things: to give and to not receive.” ~ Moliere
  48. “Solitude terrifies the soul at twenty.” ~ Moliere

  49. “There is no secret of the heart which our actions do not disclose.” ~ Moliere
  50. “One ought to look a good deal at oneself before thinking of condemning others.” ~ Moliere
  51. “The more we love our friends, the less we flatter them; it is by excusing nothing that pure love shows itself.” ~ Moliere
  52. “Without dance, a man can do nothing.” ~ Moliere
  53. “I prefer an interesting vice to a virtue that bores.” ~ Moliere

  54. “Doubts are more cruel than the worst of truths. It is not only for what we do that we are held responsible but also for what we do not do. A lover whose passion is extreme loves even the faults of the beloved” ~ Moliere
  55. “If everyone were clothed with integrity, if every heart were just, frank, kindly, the other virtues would be well-nigh useless.” ~ Moliere
  56. “Too great haste leads us to error.” ~ Moliere
  57. “You are my peace, my solace, my salvation.” ~ Moliere
  58. “A learned fool is more a fool than an ignorant fool.” ~ Moliere

  59. “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.” ~ Moliere
  60. “If you make yourself understood, you’re always speaking well.” ~ Moliere
  61. “Words and deeds are far from being one. Much that is talked about is left undone.” ~ Moliere
  62. “According to the saying of an ancient philosopher, one should eat to live, and not live to eat” ~ Moliere
  63. “Gold makes the ugly beautiful.” ~ Moliere
  64. “The art of flatterers is to take advantage of the foibles of the great, to foster their errors, and never to give advice which may annoy.” ~ Moliere
  65. “When you model yourself on people, you should try to resemble their good sides.” ~ Moliere

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