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Jean de La Fontaine

Quote of Jean de La Fontaine - Ingratitude is the mother of all...

Biography - Jean de La Fontaine:

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

Ingratitude is the mother of all vice.



The Ear-Maker

Source: Tales and Novellas in Verse



(French, German)

L'ingratitude est mère de tout vice.

Undankbarkeit ist die Mutter aller Laster.

See also 

See also...

There is only one vice of which no-one boasts - ingratitude.

Quotes for: vice


Quotes for: vice

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

Prosperity doth best discover vice, but adversity doth best discover virtue.

Yet it is better to accept public morals and human vices calmly without bursting into either laughter or tears.

Work saves us from three great evils: boredom, vice and need.

O philosophy, life’s guide! O searcher-out of virtue and expeller of vices! What could we and every age of men have been without thee? Thou hast produced cities; thou hast called men scattered about into the social enjoyment of life.

Our actions are neither so good nor so evil as our impulses.

Quotes for: ingratitude


Quotes about ingratitude:

Too great haste to repay an obligation is a kind of ingratitude.


Jean de La Fontaine also said...

Love, love, all the rest is nothing.

In every undertaking we must keep the outcome in mind.

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.

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

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