He who plays advisor is no longer ambassador.
Quote by Pierre Corneille
Pierre Corneille Quotes
After having won a scepter, few are so generous as to disdain the pleasures of...
As great as kings may be, they are what we are: they can err like...
One half of my life has put the other half in the grave.
He who pardons easily invites offense.
Peace is produced by war.
A true king is neither husband nor father; he considers his throne and nothing else.
Treachery is noble when aimed at tyranny.
This dark brightness that falls from the stars.
My reason, it's true, controls my feelings, but whatever its authority, it doesn't rule them...
When the patient loves his disease, how unwilling he is to allow a remedy to...
Severity is allowable where gentleness has no effect.
We triumph without glory when we conquer without danger.
Happiness seems made to be shared.
Each instant of life is a step toward death.
Deceit is the game of petty spirits, and that is by nature a woman's quality.
Oh, how sweet it is to pity the fate of an enemy who can no...
He who forgives readily only invites offense.
When there is no peril in the fight there is no glory in the triumph.
He who allows himself to be insulted deserves to be.
To take revenge halfheartedly is to court disaster; either condemn or crown your hatred.