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Pierre Corneille Quotes

A first impulse was never a crime.

A good memory is needed after one has lied.

A liar is always lavish of oaths.

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

A Victory without danger is a triumph without glory.

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

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

Ambition aspires to descend.

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.

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

Brave men are brave from the very first.

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

Danger breeds best on too much confidence.

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

Desire increases when fulfillment is postponed.

Do your duty and leave the rest to heaven.

Each instant of life is a step toward death.

Every man of courage is a man of his word.

Flee an enemy who knows your weakness.

Force is legitimate where gentleness avails not.