My hate is general, I detest all men;
Some because they are wicked and do evil,
Others because they tolerate the wicked,
Refusing them the active vigorous scorn
Which vice should stimulate in virtuous minds.
MOLIÈRE, The Misanthrope
My chief talent is to be frank and sincere.
People of quality know everything without ever having learned anything.
MOLIERE, The Ridiculous Young Ladies
Of all the noises known to man, opera is the most expensive.
MOLIÈRE, attributed, The Moderate Soprano
He who establishes his argument by noise and command shows that his reason is weak.