Jean de La Fontaine quotes

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

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

— Jean de La Fontaine

 quotes - Patience and time do more than strength or passion. Share

“Patience and time do more than strength or passion.”

— Jean de La Fontaine

 quotes - Rare as is true love, true friendship is rarer. Share

“Rare as is true love, true friendship is rarer.”

— Jean de La Fontaine

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“By the work one knows the workman. ”

— Jean de La Fontaine

“People must help one another; it is nature's law.”

— Jean de La Fontaine

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

— Jean de La Fontaine

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

— Jean de La Fontaine

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

— Jean de La Fontaine

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

— Jean de La Fontaine

“A pessimist and an optimist, so much the worse; so much the better.”

— 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

“It is a double pleasure to deceive the deceiver. ”

— Jean de La Fontaine

“Dressed in the lion's skin, the ass spread terror far and wide.”

— Jean de La Fontaine

“Sadness flies away on the wings of time. ”

— Jean de La Fontaine

“We like to see others, but don't like others to see through us.”

— Jean de La Fontaine

“Nothing is as dangerous as an ignorant friend; a wise enemy is to be preferred. ”

— Jean de La Fontaine

“ Everyone believes very easily whatever they fear or desire.”

— Jean de La Fontaine

“Every journalist owes tribute to the evil one.”

— Jean de La Fontaine

“Nothing is more dangerous than a friend without discretion; even a prudent enemy is preferable. ”

— Jean de La Fontaine

“Better a living beggar than a buried emperor. ”

— Jean de La Fontaine

“Help thyself and Heaven will help thee. ”

— Jean de La Fontaine

“A hungry stomach cannot hear.”

— Jean de La Fontaine

“In short, Luck's always to blame.”

— Jean de La Fontaine

“People who make no noise are dangerous.”

— Jean de La Fontaine

“Man is so made that when anything fires his soul, impossibilities vanish.”

— Jean de La Fontaine

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

— Jean de La Fontaine

“ The argument of the strongest is always the best. ”

— Jean de La Fontaine

“Neither wealth or greatness render us happy.”

— Jean de La Fontaine

“The fastidious are unfortunate; nothing satisfies them. ”

— Jean de La Fontaine

“Every flatterer lives at the expense of him who listens to him.”

— Jean de La Fontaine