About Pierre Corneille:
Pierre Corneille was a French tragedian, and one of the three great seventeenth-century French dramatists, along with Molière and Racine.
Oh rage! Oh despair! Oh age, my enemy!
The manner of giving is worth more than the gift.
Pour grands que soient les rois, ils sont ce que nous sommes: Ils peuvent se tromper comme les autres hommes.
Va, je ne te hais point.
Danger breeds best on too much confidence.
Je ne dois qu'à moi seul toute ma renommée." ( )
To win without risk is to triumph without glory.
A Victory without danger is a triumph without glory.
A liar is always lavish of oaths.
This dark brightness that falls from the stars.
When there is no peril in the fight there is no glory in the triumph.
Alas, I emerge from one disaster to fall into a worse.
Just vengeance does not call for punishment.
He who allows himself to be insulted deserves to be.
Guess, if you can, and choose, if you dare.
I don't know how to defend myself: surprised innocence cannot imagine being under suspicion.
Oh, how sweet it is to pity the fate of an enemy who can no longer threaten us!
True, I am young, but for souls nobly born valor doesn't await the passing of years.
We triumph without glory when we conquer without danger.
To he who avenges a father, nothing is impossible.