Pierre Corneille (1606 – 1684) was a French poet and dramatist. Following his education at the College de Bourbon, he was awarded the post of king’s counselor in the Rouen department of Forests and Rivers. He moved to Paris in 1629, where he soon became one of the foremost playwrights. Le Cid (1637), one of his most popular works, is often regarded as the first French classical tragedy.
Quotes by Pierre Corneille…
Ambition becomes displeasing once it is satisfied; there is a reaction. Our spirit endlessly aims towards some object, then falls back on itself, having nothing else on which to rest, and having reached the summit, it longs to descend.
But now you are awake; it is but a dream you had! For horror’s prey in darkness of the night is but our reason’s sport in morning light.