Pierre Corneille Quotes

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Born: June 6, 1606, Rouen, Seine Maritime, France
Birth Country: France
Died: Paris, France, October 1, 1684
Occupation: Author

1.
A true king is neither husband nor father he considers his throne and nothing else.
- Pierre Corneille

2.
Deceit is the game of petty spirits, and that is by nature a woman's quality.
- Pierre Corneille

3.
Each instant of life is a step toward death.
- Pierre Corneille

4.
Every man of courage is a man of his word.
- Pierre Corneille

5.
Happiness seems made to be shared.
- Pierre Corneille

6.
He who does not fear death cares naught for threats.
- Pierre Corneille

7.
I can be forced to live without happiness, but I will never consent to live without honor.
- Pierre Corneille

8.
Master of the universe but not of myself, I am the only rebel against my absolute power.
- Pierre Corneille

9.
My sweetest hope is to lose hope.
- Pierre Corneille

10.
Oh rage! Oh despair! Oh age, my enemy!
- Pierre Corneille

11.
One often calms one's grief by recounting it.
- Pierre Corneille

12.
Peace is produced by war.
- Pierre Corneille

13.
To die for one's country is such a worthy fate that all compete for so beautiful a death.
- Pierre Corneille

14.
We never taste a perfect joy our happiest successes are mixed with sadness.
- Pierre Corneille

15.
We never taste happiness in perfection, our most fortunate successes are mixed with sadness.
- Pierre Corneille

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