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Jean de La Fontaine – 16 Quotes

 

16 Quotes by Jean de La Fontaine

 

By the work one knows the workman.

– Jean de La Fontaine


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

– Jean de La Fontaine


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

– Jean de La Fontaine


Everyone believes very easily whatever they fear or desire.

– Jean de La Fontaine


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

– Jean de La Fontaine


The strongest passion is fear.

– Jean de La Fontaine


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

– Jean de La Fontaine


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

– Jean de La Fontaine


Rare as is true love, true friendship is rarer.

– Jean de La Fontaine


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

– Jean de La Fontaine


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

– Jean de La Fontaine


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

– Jean de La Fontaine


People must help one another it is nature’s law.

– Jean de La Fontaine


Patience and time do more than strength or passion.

– Jean de La Fontaine


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.

– Jean de La Fontaine


Sadness flies away on the wings of time.

– Jean de La Fontaine


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