To myself alone do I owe my fame.
Quote by Pierre Corneille
It matters more how one gives than what one gives.
He who is hated by all can not expect to live long.
Brave men are brave from the very first.
Reason and love are sworn enemies.
Each instant of life is a step toward death.
Self-love is the source of all our other loves.
The manner of giving is worth more than the gift.
All evils are equal when they are extreme.
He who allows himself to be insulted deserves to be.
One ought to have a good memory when he has told a lie.
Severity is allowable where gentleness has no effect.
It is the crime not the scaffold which is the disgrace.
I agree to, or rather aspire to, my doom.
This dark brightness that falls from the stars.
Desire increases when fulfillment is postponed.
How delicious is pleasure after torment!
He who allows me to rule is in fact my master.
Force is legitimate where gentleness avails not.
Deceit is the game of petty spirits, and that is by nature a woman's quality.
The subject of a good tragedy must not be realistic.