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Jean de La Fontaine

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Biography : French poet.
Born: 1621 - Died: 1695
Period:
17th century
Place of birth: France
France
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Love, love, all the rest is nothing.
Jean de La Fontaine - Les amours de Psyché et de Cupidon  



Love, love, all the rest is nothing.




In every undertaking we must keep the outcome in mind.
Jean de La Fontaine - Fables  






Ingratitude is the mother of all vice.
Jean de La Fontaine - Tales and Novellas in Verse  






Beware, as long as you live, of judging people by appearances.
Jean de La Fontaine - Fables  






Patience and time do more than strength or passion.
Jean de La Fontaine - Fables  






A person often meets his destiny on the road he took to avoid it.
Jean de La Fontaine - Fables  



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




People must help one another it is nature's law.
Jean de La Fontaine - Fables  






Sadness flies away on the wings of time.
Jean de La Fontaine - Fables  






By the work one knows the workman.
Jean de La Fontaine - Les Frelons et les Mouches à miel  






A wise and prudent king knows how to make use of even the least of his subjects.
Jean de La Fontaine - Fables  






Help yourself and heaven will help you.
Jean de La Fontaine - Le Chartier embourbé  






The wise are sparing both of time and words.
Jean de La Fontaine - Fables  






A hungry stomach cannot hear.
Jean de La Fontaine - Fables  






Man is so made that when anything fires his soul, impossibilities vanish.
Jean de La Fontaine  






He knows the universe, and himself he does not know.
Jean de La Fontaine - Fables  






No path of flowers leads to glory.
Jean de La Fontaine - Fables  






All flatterers live at the expense of those who listen to them.
Jean de La Fontaine - Fables  






It is impossible to please all the world and one's father.
Jean de La Fontaine






Friendship is the shadow of the evening, which increases with the setting sun of life.
Jean de La Fontaine






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






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






Everyone believes very easily whatever they fear or desire.
Jean de La Fontaine






Beware, so long as you live, of judging men by their outward appearance.
Jean de La Fontaine






Rare as is true love, true friendship is rarer.
Jean de La Fontaine






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






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