Pierre Corneille

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He who is hated by all can not expect to live long.
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Love is a tyrant sparing none.
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In the service of Caesar, everything is legitimate.
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I don't know how to defend myself: surprised innocence cannot imagine being under suspicion.
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Those who easily forgive invite offenses.
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Do your duty and leave the rest to heaven.
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Danger breeds best on too much confidence.
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It takes good memory to keep up a lie.
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One ought to have a good memory when he has told a lie.
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He who can live in infamy is unworthy of life.
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Flee an enemy who knows your weakness.
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Ambition aspires to descend.
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Reason and love are sworn enemies.
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Desire increases when fulfillment is postponed.
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I have deserved neither so much honor or so much disgrace.
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He who forgives readily only invites offense.
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Peace is produced by war.
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A first impulse was never a crime.
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When the patient loves his disease, how unwilling he is to allow a remedy to be applied.
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Alas, I emerge from one disaster to fall into a worse.
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To die for one's country is such a worthy fate that all compete for so beautiful a death.
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How delicious is pleasure after torment!
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Clemency is the noblest trait which can reveal a true monarch to the world.
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My sweetest hope is to lose hope.
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I would not like a king who could obey.
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I agree to, or rather aspire to, my doom.
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Patience and time conquer all things.
- Pierre Corneille
Collection: Endurance
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It is hard to hate what one has loved, and a half-extinguished fire is soon relit.
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Collection: Love
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Your virtue raises your glory above your crime.
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Collection: Virtue
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All evils are equal when they are extreme.
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Collection: Evil
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It matters more how one gives than what one gives
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Collection: Giving
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Guess if you can, choose if you dare.
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Collection: Dare
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Love lives on hope, and dies when hope is dead; It is a flame which sinks for lack of fuel.
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Collection: Love
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Every brave man is a man of his word; to such base vices he cannot stoop, and shuns more than death the shame of lying.
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Collection: Lying
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Let us attend to the present, and as to the future we shall know how to manage when the occasion arrives.
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Collection: Know How
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I am Roman, alas, because Horace is Roman.
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Collection: Marriage
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Here honor binds me, and I wish to satisfy it.
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Collection: Honor
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Doubt, but still hate!
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Collection: Hate
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I believe everything to be just when a king ordains it.
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Collection: Kings
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Your arm is unvanquished, but not invincible.
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Collection: Victory
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It is only blood that can wash away such an outrage; die or kill.
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Collection: Revenge
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Ambition aspires to descend
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Collection: Ambition
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To myself alone do I owe my fame.
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Collection: Fame
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It is the gift of heaven and not of reason.
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Collection: Heaven
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Ah, though a Roman, I am not less a man.
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Collection: Love
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Happiness is meant to be shared.
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Collection: Meant To Be
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How much must I overcome before I triumph?
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Collection: Overcoming
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One ought to have a good memory when he has told a lie
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Collection: Memories