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Jean de La Fontaine

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Biography - Jean de La Fontaine:

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

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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.
Jean de La Fontaine




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Love truth, but pardon error.”
Voltaire - Discourse in Verse on Man - on Freedom
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Truth is the daughter of time, not of authority.”
Francis Bacon - Novum organum
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Believe those who are seeking the truth; doubt those who find it.”
André Gide
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The language of truth is simple.”
Seneca - Epistulae morales ad Lucilium
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Conformity of the intellect to the things.”
Thomas Aquinas
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Mistakes are, after all, the foundations of truth, and if a man does not know what a thing is, it is at least an increase in knowledge if he knows what it is not.”
Carl Gustav Jung
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Love, love, all the rest is nothing.”
Jean de La Fontaine - Les amours de Psyché et de Cupidon
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In every undertaking we must keep the outcome in mind.”
Jean de La Fontaine - Fables
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Ingratitude is the mother of all vice.”
Jean de La Fontaine - Tales and Novellas in Verse
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Beware, as long as you live, of judging people by appearances.”
Jean de La Fontaine - Fables
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Patience and time do more than strength or passion.”
Jean de La Fontaine - Fables
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A person often meets his destiny on the road he took to avoid it.”
Jean de La Fontaine - Fables
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