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Jean de La Fontaine

Quote of Jean de La Fontaine - He knows the universe, and himself...


Biography - Jean de La Fontaine:

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

He knows the universe, and himself he does not know.



Note 

Note



Democritus and the Abderitans


Source: Fables



Translation

Translation

(French)



French
Il connaît l'univers et ne se connaît pas.




See also 

See also...






Quotes for: to know


Quotes

Quotes for: to know


Know or listen to those who know.





We know accurately only when we know little; with knowledge, doubt increases.





Knowing is not enough; we must apply.
Willing is not enough; we must do.






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.





All I know is that I know nothing.





The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.











Quotes for: universe


Quotes

Quotes about the Universe:


The universe confounds me! I cannot imagine that such a ‘clock’ can exist without there being a Clockmaker.





Philosophy is written in this grand book, which stands continually open before our eyes (I say the Universe), but can not be understood without first learning to comprehend the language and know the characters as it is written. It is written in mathematical language, and its characters are triangles, circles and other geometric figures, without which it is impossible to humanly understand a word; without these one is wandering in a dark labyrinth.





The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes.





You are the big bang, the original force of the universe, coming on as whoever you are.





Everything mystical is personal — accordingly it is an elementary variation of the universe.





All I did was to look at what the universe showed me.











Quotes for: oneself


Quotes

Quotes about oneself:


A happy life, therefore, is one which is in accordance with its own nature.





The greatest thing in the world is to know how to belong to oneself.





Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.





If there is anything that we wish to change in the child, we should first examine it and see whether it is not something that could better be changed in ourselves.





Don't forget to love yourself.





To exist is to change, to change is to mature, to mature is to go on creating oneself endlessly.











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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