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Jean de La Fontaine

Quote of Jean de La Fontaine - Man is so made that when...

Biography - Jean de La Fontaine:

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

Man is so made that when anything fires his soul, impossibilities vanish.




L'homme est ainsi bâti : quand un sujet l'enflamme,
L'impossibilité disparaît à son âme.

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They succeed, because they think they can.

To succeed in life, you need two things: ignorance and confidence.

Success is often achieved by those who don’t know that failure is inevitable.

They did not know it was impossible so they did it.

It always seems impossible until its done.

Quotes for: passion


Quotes about passion:

Absence diminishes mediocre passions and increases great ones, as the wind extinguishes candles and fans fires.

All men are liable to error and most men are, in many points, by passion or interest, under temptation to it.

Nothing great has ever been accomplished without passion.

The time at our disposal each day is elastic the passions we feel dilate it, those that inspire us shrink it, and habit fills it.

There is only one passion, the passion for happiness.

To grow old is to pass from passion to compassion.


Quotes for: impossible

Happiness is not easily won; it is hard to find it in ourselves and impossible to find it elsewhere.

We have more strength than will; and it is often merely for an excuse we say things are impossible.

So that the possible emerges, the impossible must be tried again and again.

Only those who attempt the absurd will achieve the impossible.

Don’t you see that the whole aim of Newspeak is to narrow the range of thought? In the end we shall make thoughtcrime literally impossible, because there will be no words in which to express it.


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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