MOLIERE. Great French playwright: "It is public scandal that constitutes offence, and to sin in secret is not to sin at all"

Molière  was the stage name of Jean-Baptiste Poquelin (baptised January 15, 1622 – February 17, 1673) the famous French comic playwright and actor, the author of “Le Misanthrope” (“The Misanthrope”), “L'École des Femmes” (“The School for Wives”), “L'Avare”  (“The Miser”), “Le Malade Imaginaire” (“The Imaginary Invalid”), and “Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme” (“The Bourgeois Gentleman”) (see: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moli%C3%A8re ).

Molière (Jean-Baptiste Poquelin) in Tartuffe ou L'Imposteur” (“Tartuffe or the Hypocrite”): “Le scandale du monde est ce que fait l’offence, Et ce n’est pas pécher que pécher en silence (It is public scandal that constitutes offence, and to sin in secret is not to sin at all).” [1].

[1]. Molière (Jean-Baptiste Poquelin) in Tartuffe ou L'Imposteur” (“Tartuffe or the Hypocrite”).

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