Jean de La Fontaine - Quotes

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Friendship is the shadow of the evening, which increases with the setting sun of life.

Friendship is the shadow of the evening, which increases with the setting sun of life.

Rare as is true love, true friendship is rarer.

Rare as is true love, true friendship is rarer.

Patience and time do more than strength or passion.

Patience and time do more than strength or passion.

A person often meets his destiny on the road he took to avoid it.

A person often meets his destiny on the road he took to avoid it.

Sadness flies away on the wings of time.

Sadness flies away on the wings of time.

Beware, so long as you live, of judging men by their outward appearance.

Beware, so long as you live, of judging men by their outward appearance.

Better a living beggar than a buried emperor. ---->>>

There is no road of flowers leading to glory. ---->>>

Nothing is more dangerous than a friend without discretion; even a prudent enemy is preferable. ---->>>

Everyone has his faults which he continually repeats: neither fear nor shame can cure them. ---->>>

It is a double pleasure to deceive the deceiver. ---->>>

Be advised that all flatterers live at the expense of those who listen to them. ---->>>

Everyone calls himself a friend, but only a fool relies on it; nothing is commoner than the name, nothing rarer than the thing. ---->>>

Anyone entrusted with power will abuse it if not also animated with the love of truth and virtue, no matter whether he be a prince, or one of the people.

Anyone entrusted with power will abuse it if not also animated with the love of truth and virtue, no matter whether he be a prince, or one of the people.

People who make no noise are dangerous. ---->>>

Death never takes the wise man by surprise, he is always ready to go. ---->>>

Dressed in the lion's skin, the ass spread terror far and wide. ---->>>

Man is so made that when anything fires his soul, impossibilities vanish. ---->>>

Everyone believes very easily whatever they fear or desire. ---->>>

By the work one knows the workman.

By the work one knows the workman.

It is twice the pleasure to deceive the deceiver. ---->>>

A pessimist and an optimist, so much the worse; so much the better. ---->>>

Neither wealth or greatness render us happy. ---->>>

I bend and do not break. ---->>>

People must help one another; it is nature's law. ---->>>

Let ignorance talk as it will, learning has its value. ---->>>

Every journalist owes tribute to the evil one. ---->>>

Every flatterer lives at the expense of him who listens to him. ---->>>

It is impossible to please all the world and one's father.

It is impossible to please all the world and one's father.

There is nothing useless to men of sense. ---->>>

A hungry stomach cannot hear. ---->>>

The strongest passion is fear. ---->>>

One often has need of one, inferior to himself. ---->>>

The fastidious are unfortunate; nothing satisfies them. ---->>>

Luck's always to blame. ---->>>

Never sell the bear's skin before one has killed the beast. ---->>>

One returns to the place one came from. ---->>>

Rather suffer than die is man's motto. ---->>>

Nothing is as dangerous as an ignorant friend; a wise enemy is to be preferred. ---->>>

Help thyself and Heaven will help thee. ---->>>

But the shortest works are always the best. ---->>>

We like to see others, but don't like others to see through us. ---->>>

We must laugh before we are happy, for fear we die before we laugh at all. ---->>>

The argument of the strongest is always the best. ---->>>

We read on the foreheads of those who are surrounded by a foolish luxury, that fortune sells what she is thought to give. ---->>>

In short, Luck's always to blame. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: French
Born: July 8, 1621
Birthplace:
Die: April 13, 1695
Occupation: Poet
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Jean de La Fontaine (IPA: [ʒɑ̃ də la fɔ̃tɛn]; 8 July 1621 – 13 April 1695) was a famous French fabulist and one of the most widely read French poets of the 17th century. He is known above all for his Fables, which provided a model for subsequent fabulists across Europe and numerous alternative versions in France, and in French regional languages (wikipedia)