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Pierre Corneille Quotes and Sayings

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

Related topics: Power

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

Do your duty and leave the rest to heaven.
- Pierre Corneille

The manner of giving is worth more than the gift.
- Pierre Corneille

 

It takes good memory to keep up a lie.
- Pierre Corneille

Ambition aspires to descend.
- Pierre Corneille

Severity is allowable where gentleness has no effect.
- Pierre Corneille

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Each instant of life is a step toward death.
- Pierre Corneille

A Victory without danger is a triumph without glory.
- Pierre Corneille

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

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

My sweetest hope is to lose hope.
- Pierre Corneille

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

When we conquer without danger our triumph is without glory.
- Pierre Corneille

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

In recounting our woes, we often soothe them.
- Pierre Corneille

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

Happiness seems made to be shared.
- Pierre Corneille

Oh rage!
Oh despair!
Oh age, my enemy!
- Pierre Corneille

It is the crime not the scaffold which is the disgrace.
- Pierre Corneille

I have deserved neither so much honor or so much disgrace.
- Pierre Corneille

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

How delicious is pleasure after torment!
- Pierre Corneille

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

The greater the effort, the greater the glory.
- Pierre Corneille

Flee an enemy who knows your weakness.
- Pierre Corneille

Every man of courage is a man of his word.
- Pierre Corneille

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

A first impulse was never a crime.
- Pierre Corneille

Treachery is noble when aimed at tyranny.
- Pierre Corneille

Brave men are brave from the very first.
- Pierre Corneille

A liar is always lavish of oaths.
- Pierre Corneille

Danger breeds best on too much confidence.
- Pierre Corneille

Those who easily forgive invite offenses.
- Pierre Corneille

I see, I know, I believe, I am undeceived.
- Pierre Corneille

He who does not fear death cares naught for threats.
- Pierre Corneille

Love is a tyrant sparing none.
- Pierre Corneille

One often calms one's grief by recounting it.
- Pierre Corneille

When there is no peril in the fight there is no glory in the triumph.
- Pierre Corneille

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

One is often guilty by being too just.
- Pierre Corneille

He who fears not death fears not a threat.
- Pierre Corneille

Guess, if you can, and choose, if you dare.
- Pierre Corneille

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

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

To win without risk is to triumph without glory.
- Pierre Corneille

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

I agree to, or rather aspire to, my doom.
- Pierre Corneille

Reason and love are sworn enemies.
- Pierre Corneille

Force is legitimate where gentleness avails not.
- Pierre Corneille

This dark brightness that falls from the stars.
- Pierre Corneille

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

To he who avenges a father, nothing is impossible.
- Pierre Corneille

He who allows himself to be insulted deserves to be.
- Pierre Corneille

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

The crime and not the scaffold makes the shame.
- Pierre Corneille

In the service of Caesar, everything is legitimate.
- Pierre Corneille

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

He who plays advisor is no longer ambassador.
- Pierre Corneille

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

They who overcome their desires once can overcome them always.
- Pierre Corneille

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

To conquer without danger is to conquer without glory.
- Pierre Corneille

It matters more how one gives than what one gives.
- Pierre Corneille

I would not like a king who could obey.
- Pierre Corneille

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.
- Pierre Corneille

He who can live in infamy is unworthy of life.
- Pierre Corneille

We triumph without glory when we conquer without danger.
- Pierre Corneille

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

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

He who forgives readily only invites offense.
- Pierre Corneille


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