Quotes by Jean Racine

Jean Racine, baptismal name Jean-Baptiste Racine, was a French dramatist, one of the three great playwrights of 17th-century France, along with Molière and Corneille, and an important literary figure in the Western tradition. Racine was primarily a tragedian, producing such "examples of neoclassical perfection" as Phèdre, Andromaque, and Athalie.

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I embrace my rival, but only to strangle him.

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Do not they bring it to pass by knowing that they know nothing at all?

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A tragedy need not have blood and death; it's enough that it all be filled with that majestic sadness that is the pleasure of tragedy.

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There are no secrets that time does not reveal.

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Hell, covering all with its gloomy vapors, has cast shadows on even the holiest eyes.

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