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To repair the irreparable ravages of time.
Crime, like virtue, has its degrees;
And timid innocence was never known
To blossom suddenly into extreme license.
All afflicts and injures me, and conspires to my injury.
Hâtons-nous aujourd'hui de jouir de la vie. Qui sait si nous serons demain?
Love is not a fire to be shut up in a soul. Everything betrays us: voice, silence, eyes; half-covered fires burn all the brighter.
I loved him too much not to hate him at all!
I have loved him too much not to feel any hatred for him.
Behind a veil, unseen yet present,
I was the forceful soul that moved this mighty body.
It is no longer a passion hidden in my heart:
It is Venus herself fastened to her prey.
You are Emperor, my lord, and yet you weep?
It's no longer a burning within my veins: it's Venus entire latched onto her prey.
Ariane, my sister, wounded by what love,
You died on the shores where you were abandoned.
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The urge to write poetry is like having an itch. When the itch becomes annoying enough, you scratch it.
Robert Penn Warren
December 22, 1639
April 21, 1699
Jean Racine, baptismal name Jean-Baptiste Racine, was a French dramatist, one of the three great playwrights of 17th-century France, and an important literary figure in the Western tradition.
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