Quotes by Nicholas Boileau

Whatever we well understand we express clearly, and words flow with ease.

Nicholas Boileau

Other Great Authors

A musician must make music, an artist must paint, a poet must write if he is to be ultimately at peace with himself. What one can be, one must be.

Abraham Maslow

He who learns must suffer. And even in our sleep pain that cannot forget falls drop by drop upon the heart, and in our own despair, against our will, comes wisdom to us by the awful grace of God.


Children have more need of models than of critics.

Carolyn Coats

That so few now dare to be eccentric, marks the chief danger of our time.

John Stuart Mill

The hardest of all is learning to be a well of affection, and not a fountain to show them we love them not when we feel like it, but when they do.

Nan Fairbrother

No great man lives in vain. The history of the world is but the biography of great men.

Thomas Carlyle »

Lawer: one who protects us against robbery by taking away the temptation.

H. L. Mencken »

Un croquis vaut mieux quun long discours.Fr., A picture is worth a thousand words.

Napoleon »