Pierre Corneille

Pierre Corneille (; 6 June 1606 – 1 October 1684) was a French tragedian who was one of the three great seventeenth-century French dramatists, along with Molière and Racine. He has been called “the founder of French tragedy” and produced plays for nearly forty years.

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    Ah, though a Roman, I am not less a man.
    Pierre Corneille (1606–1684)

    One half of my life has put the other half in the grave.
    Pierre Corneille (1606–1684)

    To die for one’s country is such a worthy fate that all compete for so beautiful a death.
    Pierre Corneille (1606–1684)

    I am master of myself as of the universe, so I am; so I wish to be.
    Pierre Corneille (1606–1684)

    The king, just and prudent, wants only those things which he can get.
    Pierre Corneille (1606–1684)