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There's nothing quite like tobacco: it's the passion of decent folk,
by Moliere

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

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

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

One should eat to live, not live to eat.
- Moliere

 

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

Love is often the fruit of marriage.
- Moliere

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

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

I prefer a pleasant vice to an annoying virtue.
- Moliere

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

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

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

Unreasonable haste is the direct road to error.
- Moliere

It is a strange enterprise to make respectable people laugh.
- Moliere

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

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

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

I feed on good soup, not beautiful language.
- Moliere

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

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

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

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

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

Solitude terrifies the soul at twenty.
- Moliere

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

It is the public scandal that offends;
to sin in secret is no sin at all.
- Moliere

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

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

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

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.
- Moliere

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

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

There are pretenders to piety as well as to courage.
- Moliere

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

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

Grammar, which knows how to control even kings.
- Moliere

To marry a fool is to be no fool.
- Moliere

I live on good soup, not on fine words.
- Moliere

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

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

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

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

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

People of quality know everything without ever having learned anything.
- Moliere

Reason is not what decides love.
- Moliere

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

Books and marriage go ill together.
- Moliere

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

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

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

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

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

I have the knack of easing scruples.
- Moliere

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

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

The only thing necessary for evil to triumph
is for enough good men to do nothing.
- Edmund Burke

Don't Take Anything Personally.
Nothing others do is because of you.
- Miguel Angel Ruiz (don Miguel Ruiz)

Believe nothing, no matter where you read it,
or who said it, no matter if I have said it,
unless it agrees with your own reason
and your own common sense.
- The Buddha

Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.
- Helen Keller

There are only two ways to live your life.
One is as though nothing is a miracle.
The other is as though everything is a miracle.
- Albert Einstein

Choose Inner Peace.
Nothing is worth losing your inner peace.
Take action as circumstances require,
but never surrender your inner peace.
Stop. Breathe deeply.
Close your eyes and breathe deeply again.
Then, and only then, take action -
from a peaceful heart.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I say NO to the demands of the world.
I say YES to the longings of my own heart.
There is nothing I ever need to have.
There is nothing I ever need to do.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Fully experience THIS moment -
breathe in, breathe out - nothing more.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Nothing is softer or more flexible than water,
yet nothing can resist it.
- Lao Tzu

Nothing in life is to be feared.
It is only to be understood.
- Marie Curie

Trust in the Light.
Darkness is not a force -
it is merely the absence of light.
Observe that when a light is brought to a dark place,
the darkness disappears.
Sadness is similar -
when joy is brought to suffering,
the sadness disappears.
Open yourself to the Light!
Hold back nothing,
Trust in the Light.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There is nothing either good or bad,
but thinking makes it so.
- William Shakespeare

There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you
it's going to be a butterfly.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

Nothing you do for a child is ever wasted.
- Garrison Keillor

Where There is Love,
Nothing is Missing.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Don't underestimate the value of Doing Nothing,
of just going along,
listening to all the things you can't hear,
and not bothering.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)


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