Nicolas Boileau-Despraux Quotes

Happy the poet who with ease can steer From grave to gay, from lively to severe.

Nicolas Boileau-Despraux

Often the fear of one evil leads us into a worse.

Nicolas Boileau-Despraux

That which is repeated too often becomes insipid and tedious.

Nicolas Boileau-Despraux

The terrible burden of having nothing to do.

Nicolas Boileau-Despraux

Nothing but truth is lovely, nothing fair.

Nicolas Boileau-Despraux

Trouble rides behind and gallops with him.

Nicolas Boileau-Despraux

Let him now speak, or else hereafter for ever hold his peace.

Nicolas Boileau-Despraux

To support those of your rights authorized by Heaven, destroy everything rather than yield; that is the spirit of the Church.

Nicolas Boileau-Despraux

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