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Jean de La Fontaine

Quote of Jean de La Fontaine - The wise are sparing both of...


Biography - Jean de La Fontaine:

French poet.
Born: 1621 - Died: 1695
Period:
17th century
Place of birth: France
France

The wise are sparing both of time and words.




Translation

Translation

(French)



French
Le sage est ménager du temps et des paroles.




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Quotes for: time


Quotes

Quotes about time:


In rivers, the water that you touch is the last of what has passed and the first of that which comes; so with present time.





Truth is the daughter of time, not of authority.





Time is a great master; it regulates things well.





It is the time you have wasted for your rose that makes your rose so important.





Those who make the worst use of their time are the first to complain of its brevity.





What then is time? If no one asks me, I know what it is. If I wish to explain it to him who asks, I do not know.











Quotes for: sage


Quotes

Quotes for: sage


Even for the wise, the desire for glory is the last of all passions to be laid aside.





From the faults of another a wise man will correct his own.





A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.





It is easier to be wise for others than for ourselves.





Those who live without madness are not as wise as they think.





The wise man is rich











Quotes

Jean de La Fontaine also said...


Love, love, all the rest is nothing.





In every undertaking we must keep the outcome in mind.





Ingratitude is the mother of all vice.





Beware, as long as you live, of judging people by appearances.





Patience and time do more than strength or passion.





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












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