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Quotations by Pierre Beaumarchais

Because you are a great lord, you believe yourself to be a great genius. You took the trouble to be born, but no more.

Drinking when we are not thirsty and making love at any time, madam, is all that distinguishes us from the other animals.

Drinking, when we are not thirsty and making love all year round, madam; that is all there is to distinguish us from other animals.

I hasten to laugh at everything for fear of being obliged to weep at it.

I quickly laugh at everything for fear of having to cry.

It is not necessary to understand things in order to argue about them.

Vilify, Vilify, some of it will always stick.

Where love is concerned, too much is not even enough.

Without pleasure man would live like a fool and soon die.

same wind that extinguishes a can set a brazier on fire.