Top Quotes by Pierre Corneille

By | June 9, 2018

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

Pierre Corneille

We never taste a perfect joy; our happiest successes are mixed with sadness.

Pierre Corneille

To win without risk is to triumph without glory.

Pierre Corneille

To he who avenges a father, nothing is impossible.

Pierre Corneille

This dark brightness that falls from the stars.

Pierre Corneille

Every man of courage is a man of his word.

Pierre Corneille

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

Pierre Corneille

A liar is always lavish of oaths.

Pierre Corneille

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

Pierre Corneille

Treachery is noble when aimed at tyranny.

Pierre Corneille

Treachery is noble when aimed at tyranny.

Pierre Corneille

Guess, if you can, and choose, if you dare.

Pierre Corneille

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

Pierre Corneille

Deceit is the game of petty spirits, and that is by nature a woman’s quality.

Pierre Corneille

He who allows himself to be insulted deserves to be.

Pierre Corneille

The manner of giving is worth more than the gift.

Pierre Corneille

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

Pierre Corneille

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

Pierre Corneille

To vanquish without peril is to triumph without glory.

Pierre Corneille

A good memory is needed after one has lied.

Pierre Corneille

A Victory without danger is a triumph without glory.

Pierre Corneille

I don’t know how to defend myself: surprised innocence cannot imagine being under suspicion.

Pierre Corneille

Severity is allowable where gentleness has no effect.

Pierre Corneille

It takes good memory to keep up a lie.

Pierre Corneille

Oh rage! Oh despair! Oh age, my enemy!

Pierre Corneille

He who can live in infamy is unworthy of life.

Pierre Corneille

The crime and not the scaffold makes the shame.

Pierre Corneille

The crime and not the scaffold makes the shame.

Pierre Corneille

Brave men are brave from the very first.

Pierre Corneille

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

Pierre Corneille

When there is no peril in the fight there is no glory in the triumph.

Pierre Corneille

It is the crime not the scaffold which is the disgrace.

Pierre Corneille

He who can live in infamy is unworthy of life.

Pierre Corneille

Those who easily forgive invite offenses.

Pierre Corneille

To die for one’s country is such a worthy fate that all compete for so beautiful a death.

Pierre Corneille

Do your duty and leave the rest to heaven.

Pierre Corneille

Force is legitimate where gentleness avails not.

Pierre Corneille

How delicious is pleasure after torment!

Pierre Corneille

Flee an enemy who knows your weakness.

Pierre Corneille

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

Pierre Corneille

One often calms one’s grief by recounting it.

Pierre Corneille

We triumph without glory when we conquer without danger.

Pierre Corneille

Danger breeds best on too much confidence.

Pierre Corneille

I have deserved neither so much honor or so much disgrace.

Pierre Corneille

Just vengeance does not call for punishment.

Pierre Corneille

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

Pierre Corneille

He who forgives readily only invites offense.

Pierre Corneille

He who does not fear death cares naught for threats.

Pierre Corneille

Peace is produced by war.

Pierre Corneille

Happiness seems made to be shared.

Pierre Corneille

Ambition aspires to descend.

Pierre Corneille

A first impulse was never a crime.

Pierre Corneille

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

Pierre Corneille

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