Jean Racine Quotes (43 Quotes)


    I am a man, and nothing that concerns a man do I deem a matter of indifference to me.

    The heart that can no longer love passionately, must with fury hate

    Crime, like virtue, has its degrees. (Ainsi que la vertue le crime a ses degr.

    On the throne, one has many worries; and remorse is the one that weighs the least.

    I loved you when you were inconstant. What should I have done if you had been faithful (Je t'aimais inconstant, qu'aurais-je fait fid.


    Thank the Gods! My misery exceeds all my hopes!

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

    A benefit cited by way of reproach is equivalent to an injury

    Many a time a man cannot be such as he would be, if circumstances do not admit of it.


    In fine, nothing is said now that has not been said before.

    It's no longer a warmth hidden in my veins it's Venus entire and whole fastening on her prey.

    If I could believe that this was said sincerely, I could put up with anything.

    Day is not purer than the depths of my heart. (Le jour n'est pas plus pur que le fond de mon coeur.)

    Small crimes always precedes great ones.

    The quarrels of lovers are the renewal of love.

    A noble heart cannot suspect in others the pettiness and malice that it has never felt.

    She wavers, she hesitates in one word, she is a woman. (Elle flotte, elle h.

    I know the disposition of women: when you will, they won't; when you won't, they set their hearts upon you of their own inclination.

    There are no secrets that time does not reveal.

    I have everything, yet have nothing; and although I possess nothing, still of nothing am I in want.

    I embrace my rival, but only to strangle him.

    One learns, said the other, to howl with the wolves. (On apprend.


    The principal rule of art is to please and to move. All the other rules were created to achieve this first one.

    The glory of my name increases my shame. Less known by mortals, I could better escape their eyes.

    Honor, without money, is a mere malady.

    Is a faith without action a sincere faith?

    Love is not a fire to be shut up in a soul. Everything betrays us: voice, silence, eyes; half-covered fires burn all the brighter.

    Oh, I have loved him too much to feel no hate for him. (Ah je l'ai trop aim.

    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.

    It is no longer a heat concealed in my blood, it is Venus herself grasping her prey. (Ce n'est plus une ardeur dans mes veines cach.

    My death, taking the light from my eyes, gives back to the day the purity which they soiled.

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


    Justice in the extreme is often unjust.

    It behooves a prudent person to make trial of everything before arms.

    It is a maxim of old that among themselves all things are common to friends.

    According as the man is, so must you humour him.

    Without money honor is merely a disease.


    I have pushed virtue to outright brutality.

    Nothing is so difficult but that it may be found out by seeking.


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