Facts about Jean de La Fontaine

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Jean de La Fontaine was a famous Poet from France, who lived between July 8, 1621 and April 13, 1695. He/she became 73 years old.

Zodiac etc.

He/she is born under the zodiac cancer, who is known for Emotion, Diplomatic, Intensity, Impulsive, Selective. Our collection contains 40 quotes who is written / told by Jean, under the main topic Dad.

Here is some other popular authors who lived in the same timeframe: Edward Young, Voltaire, John Tillotson, William Penn, Alexander Pope, Blaise Pascal, John Arbuthnot, Christopher Wren, Francis Atterbury, Jean Philippe Rameau, Edmond Halley, Baron de Montesquieu, Henry St. John, Nicolas Boileau, Stanislaus I, Angelus Silesius, Richard Blackmore, Robert Boyle, Eustace Budgell, John Philips

Famous quotes by Jean de La Fontaine (40)


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"We read on the foreheads of those who are surrounded by a foolish luxury, that fortune sells what she is thought to give"
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"There is no road of flowers leading to glory"
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"One returns to the place one came from"
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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"
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"Nothing is more dangerous than a friend without discretion; even a prudent enemy is preferable"
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"It is a double pleasure to deceive the deceiver"
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"I bend and do not break"
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"Friendship is the shadow of the evening, which increases with the setting sun of life"
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"Everyone has his faults which he continually repeats: neither fear nor shame can cure them"
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"Every flatterer lives at the expense of him who listens to him"
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"By the work one knows the workman"
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"But the shortest works are always the best"
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"Better a living beggar than a buried emperor"
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"A pessimist and an optimist, so much the worse; so much the better"
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"It is impossible to please all the world and one's father"
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"We must laugh before we are happy, for fear we die before we laugh at all"
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"People must help one another; it is nature's law"
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"Let ignorance talk as it will, learning has its value"
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"It is twice the pleasure to deceive the deceiver"
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"Everyone believes very easily whatever they fear or desire"
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"A hungry stomach cannot hear"
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"There is nothing useless to men of sense"
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"Man is so made that when anything fires his soul, impossibilities vanish"
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"In short, Luck's always to blame"
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"Luck's always to blame"
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"Every journalist owes tribute to the evil one"
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"One often has need of one, inferior to himself"
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"Never sell the bear's skin before one has killed the beast"
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"Help thyself and Heaven will help thee"
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"Everyone calls himself a friend, but only a fool relies on it; nothing is commoner than the name, nothing rarer than the thing"
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"Dressed in the lion's skin, the ass spread terror far and wide"
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"A person often meets his destiny on the road he took to avoid it"
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"We like to see others, but don't like others to see through us"
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"The strongest passion is fear"
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"It is impossible to please all the world and one's father"
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"Beware, so long as you live, of judging men by their outward appearance"
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"Nothing is as dangerous as an ignorant friend; a wise enemy is to be preferred"
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"Neither wealth or greatness render us happy"
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"Death never takes the wise man by surprise, he is always ready to go"
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"Be advised that all flatterers live at the expense of those who listen to them"


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