(born Jean-Baptiste Poquelin) French playwright and actor who is considered to be one of the greatest masters of comedy in Western literature.

About Pretending

We ought to punish pitilessly that shameful pretence of friendly intercourse.
I like a man to be a man, and to show on all occasions the bottom of his heart in his discourse. Let that be the thing to speak, and never let our feelings be beneath vain compliments.