“All the ills of mankind, all the tragic misfortunes that fill the history books, all the political blunders, all the failures of the great leaders have arisen merely from a lack of skill at dancing.”
Le bourgeois gentilhomme (The Bourgeois Gentleman), 1670
“Writing is like prostitution. First you do it for love, and then for a few close friends, and then for money.”
In French: "Un sot savant est sot plus qu'un sot ignorant." - Les Femmes Savantes (1672)
Born: January 15, 1622
Died: February 17, 1673 (aged 51)
Bio: Jean-Baptiste Poquelin, known by his stage name Molière, was a French playwright and actor who is considered to be one of the greatest masters of comedy in Western literature. Among Molière's best-known works are Le Misanthrope, L'École des femmes, Tartuffe ou L'Imposteur,, L'Avare, Le Malade imaginaire, and Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme.