Tartuffe
Tartuffe
by Molière

Tartuffe Quotes

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Hypocrisy Quotes

Damis: "Good God! Do you expect me to submit To the tyranny of that carping hypocrite? Must we forgo all joys and satisfactions Because that bigot censures all our actions?" (1.1.18)

Foolishness and Folly Quotes

Madame Pernelle: "Children, I take my leave much vexed in spirit. I offer good advice but you won't hear it. You all break in and chatter on and on. It's like a madhouse with the keeper gone." (1.1.5)

Religion Quotes

Orgon: "He used to come into church each day And humbly kneel nearby, and start to pray. He'd draw the eyes of everybody there By the deep fervor of his heartfelt prayer; He'd sigh and weep, and so...

Women and Femininity Quotes

Madame Pernelle: "And you, his sister, seem so pure, So shy, so innocent, and so demure. But you know what they say about still waters. I pity parents with secretive daughters." (1.1.11)

Lies and Deceit Quotes

Madame Pernelle: "And you, his sister, seem so pure, So shy, so innocent, and so demure. But you know what they say about still waters. I pity parents with secretive daughters." (1.1.11)

Morality and Ethics Quotes

Madame Pernelle: "What he reproves deserves reproof, He's out to save your souls, and all of you Must love him, as my son would have you do." (1.1.34)

Marriage Quotes

Damis: "Sound him [Orgon] about my sister's wedding, pleas. I think Tartuffe's against it, and that he's Been urging Father to withdraw his blessing. As you well know, I'd find that most distressin...

Sin Quotes

Dorine: "To hear him talk – and he talks all the time – There's nothing one can do that's not a crime. He rails against everything, your dear Tartuffe." (1.1.19)

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