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PIERRE CORNEILLE QUOTES

Do your duty and leave the rest to the gods.

PIERRE CORNEILLE, Horace

Obedience is a hard profession.

PIERRE CORNEILLE, Nicomède

Ambition displeases when it has been sated ... having reached the peak, it aspires to descend.

PIERRE CORNEILLE, Cinna

The crime and not the scaffold makes the shame.

PIERRE CORNEILLE, Essex

All evils are equal when they are extreme.

PIERRE CORNEILLE, Horace

To take revenge halfheartedly is to court disaster: Either condemn or crown your hatred.

PIERRE CORNEILLE, Rodogune

A liar is always lavish of oaths.

PIERRE CORNEILLE, Le Menteur

He who forgives readily only invites offense.

PIERRE CORNEILLE, Cinna

Tyrant, step from the throne, and give place to thy master.

PIERRE CORNEILLE, Heraclius

It is the guilt, not the scaffold, which constitutes the shame.

PIERRE CORNEILLE, attributed, Day's Collacon

Surprised innocence cannot imagine being under suspicion.

PIERRE CORNEILLE, Rodogune

Let us attend to the present, and as to the future, we shall know how to manage when the occasion arrives.

PIERRE CORNEILLE, attributed, Day's Collacon

A good memory is needed once we have lied.

PIERRE CORNEILLE, Le Menteur


Pierre Corneille - a biography.

Pierre Corneille - another biography.

Pierre Corneille Monologues - a collection of monologues from his plays.

Le Cid - a synopsis of the play by Corneille.

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