Quotes by Pierre Corneille

Pierre Corneille was a French tragedian. He is generally considered one of the three great seventeenth-century French dramatists, along with Molière and Racine. As a young man, he earned the valuable patronage of Cardinal Richelieu, who was trying to promote classical tragedy along formal lines, but later quarrelled with him, especially over his best-known play, Le Cid, about a medieval Spanish warrior, which was denounced by the newly formed Académie française for breaching the unities.

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A liar is always lavish of oaths.

LiesPierre Corneille
 
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To he who avenges a father, nothing is impossible.

Pierre Corneille
 
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This dark brightness that falls from the stars.

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

Happiness, Good and Evil, PerfectPierre Corneille
 
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We never taste happiness in perfection, our most fortunate successes are mixed with sadness.

Pierre Corneille
 
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