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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
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Love, love, all the rest is nothing.
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In every undertaking we must keep the outcome in mind.
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Ingratitude is the mother of all vice.
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Beware, as long as you live, of judging people by appearances.
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Patience and time do more than strength or passion.
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A person often meets his destiny on the road he took to avoid it.
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A person often meets his destiny on the road he took to avoid it.

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People must help one another it is nature's law.
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Sadness flies away on the wings of time.
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By the work one knows the workman.
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A wise and prudent king knows how to make use of even the least of his subjects.
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The wise are sparing both of time and words.
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A hungry stomach cannot hear.
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Man is so made that when anything fires his soul, impossibilities vanish.
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He knows the universe, and himself he does not know.
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No path of flowers leads to glory.
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All flatterers live at the expense of those who listen to them.
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It is impossible to please all the world and one's father.
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Friendship is the shadow of the evening, which increases with the setting sun of life.
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Death never takes the wise man by surprise, he is always ready to go.
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Let ignorance talk as it will, learning has its value.
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The strongest passion is fear.
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We must laugh before we are happy, for fear we die before we laugh at all.
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Everyone believes very easily whatever they fear or desire.
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Beware, so long as you live, of judging men by their outward appearance.
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Rare as is true love, true friendship is rarer.
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Everyone has his faults which he continually repeats: neither fear nor shame can cure them.
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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.
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