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Pierre de Beaumarchais
(1732-1799) born on
Jan 24
French dramatist. He wrote two outstanding comedies of intrigue that still popular today -- "The Barber of Séville," 1775, and "The Marriage of Figaro," 1785.
         
   
F
I hasten to laugh at everything for fear of being obliged to weep at it.

R
It is not necessary to understand things in order to argue about them.
A
As long as I don't write about the government, religion, politics, and other institutions, I am free to print anything.
N
Where love is concerned, too much is not even enough.
K
Be commonplace and creeping, and you will be a success.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: Figaro, in "Le Barbier de Séville," act 1, sc. 2. Byron expressed a similar idea in Don Juan, cto. 4, st. 4: "And if I laugh at any mortal thing, 'Tis that I may not weep."
R: In "Webster's Electronic Quotebase," ed. Keith Mohler, 1994.
A: In "Correct Quotes for DOS," WordStar International, 1991.
N: "Marriage of Figaro."
K: In "The Speaker's Electronic Reference Collection," AApex Software, 1994.
   


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