Jean Racine Quotations
Jean Racine was a French dramatist who was born in La Ferte-Milon on 20 December 1639. He was a child of Classisism and raised in a Convent.
General lessons from Racine's works and life may be put to work if they "resonate" well with the individual and his general background and a set of circumstances.
A man cannot be such as he would be, if circumstances do not admit of it. [Racine]
A noble heart cannot suspect in others the pettiness and malice that it has never felt. [Racine]
Art is to please and to move. [Racine]
He who will travel far spares his steed. [Racine]
How good is God! [Racine]
I am a man, and nothing that concerns a man do I deem a matter of indifference to me. [Racine]
Is a faith without action a sincere faith? [Racine]
It behooves a prudent person to make trial of everything before arms. [Racine]
Many things, both just and unjust, are sanctioned by custom. [Racine]
Often it is fatal to live too long. [Racine]
Greenberg, Mitchell. Racine: From Ancient Myth to Tragic Modernity. London: University of Minnesota Press, 2010.
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