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Jean de La Fontaine

Quote of Jean de La Fontaine - A wise and prudent king knows...


Biography - Jean de La Fontaine:

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

A wise and prudent king knows how to make use of even the least of his subjects.



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Note



Fables: Le Lion s'en allant en guerre


Source: Fables



Translation

Translation

(French)



French
Le monarque prudent et sage
De ses moindres sujets sait tirer quelque usage





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The wise man is rich
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Even for the wise, the desire for glory is the last of all passions to be laid aside.
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A wise man will be master of his mind. A fool will be its slave.
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If I were not king, I should lose my temper.
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In the kingdom of the blind the one-eyed man is king.
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To avoid covetousness is to conquer a kingdom.
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What man is without fault, and what king without weakness?
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Wise kings generally have wise counselors and he must be a wise man himself who is capable of distinguishing one.
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While civilization has been improving our houses, it has not equally improved the men who are to inhabit them. It has created palaces, but it was not so easy to create noblemen and kings.
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Silence is the sanctuary of prudence.
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The coward calls himself cautious, the miser thrifty.
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There are hurricanes in human affairs, tempests of passion, when it is wise to retire to a harbor and ride it out at anchor. Remedies often make diseases worse.
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When in doubt, follow the suit of the wise and prudent.
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The cautious seldom err.
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A prudent man should always follow in the path trodden by great men and imitate those who are most excellent.
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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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