| Quote #1
In this society, power and money excuses everything, including crime. Sure, Alceste's supposed to be a dupe, but we get the feeling that Molière didn't disagree with him entirely.
| Quote #2
Alceste doesn't really get the whole power thing. If virtue won over power, the Dalai Lama would be the most powerful man in the world. Oh, and Alceste would still lose, because he's a hypocrite.
| Quote #3
Anyone who has suddenly become rich or famous could tell you that power usually comes along with a lot of friends. Excuse us. "Friends." And anyone who's ever needed to get out of a parking ticket can tell that it's good to have friends in high places. And—anyone who knows Alceste should know that Oronte's tactic is guaranteed to fail.