Literary Birthday – 15 January – Molière

Molière was baptised 15 January 1622, and died 17 February 1673.

Seven Quotes

  1. A witty woman is a devil at intrigue.
  2. Writing is like prostitution. First you do it for love, and then for a few close friends, and then for money.
  3. Beauty without intelligence is like a hook without bait.
  4. It is not only what we do, but also what we do not do, for which we are accountable.
  5. The more we love someone, the less we flatter them; it is by excusing nothing that true love shows itself.
  6. Grammar, which knows how to control even kings.
  7. I prefer a pleasant vice to an annoying virtue.

Molière was a French playwright and actor considered to be one of the greatest masters of comedy in Western literature. His best-known works are Le MisanthropeL’École des Femmes, and Tartuffe or L’Imposteur.

Source for Image: Pierre Mignard I, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

by Amanda Patterson

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Posted on: 15th January 2014