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    We must laugh before we are happy, for fear we die before we laugh at all.
    — Jean de La Fontaine
    tags: fear  die 
     
    Help thyself and Heaven will help thee.
    — Jean de La Fontaine
    tags: help  heaven 
     
    It is a double pleasure to deceive the deceiver.
    — Jean de La Fontaine
    tags: pleasure 
     
    There is nothing useless to men of sense.
    — Jean de La Fontaine
    tags: men 
     
    A hungry stomach cannot hear.
    — Jean de La Fontaine
    Half of today is better than all of tomorrow.
    — Jean de La Fontaine
    tags: tomorrow 
     
    There is no road of flowers leading to glory.
    — Jean de La Fontaine
    tags: flowers 
     
    Friendship is the shadow of the evening, which increases with the setting sun of life.
    — Jean de La Fontaine
    tags: friendship 
     
    What God does, He does well.
    — Jean de La Fontaine
    tags: god 
     
    I bend, but I do not break.
    — Jean de La Fontaine
    To live lightheartedly but not recklessly; to be gay without being boisterous; to be courageous without being bold; to show trust and cheerful resignation without fatalism - this is the art of living.
    — Jean de La Fontaine
    tags: living  live  trust  gay 
     
    Our destiny is frequently met in the very paths we take to avoid it.
    — Jean de La Fontaine
    tags: path 
     
    The finest victory is to conquer one's own heart.
    — Jean de La Fontaine
    tags: heart  victory 
     
    If you deal with a fox, think of his tricks.
    — Jean de La Fontaine
    Often we find our own destiny on the same roads that we have been avoiding.
    — Jean de La Fontaine
    Man is ice to truth and fire to falsehood.
    — Jean de La Fontaine
    tags: truth  men  fire 
     
    Dressed in the lion's skin, the ass spread terror far and wide.
    — Jean de La Fontaine
    He knows the universe and does not know himself.
    — Jean de La Fontaine
    tags: universe 
     
    Nothing is so oppressive as a secret: women find it difficult to keep one long; and I know a goodly number of men who are women in this regard.
    — Jean de La Fontaine
    tags: men  women 
     
    In every trouble the little ones duck more easily.
    — Jean de La Fontaine
    It is twice the pleasure to deceive the deceiver.
    — Jean de La Fontaine
    tags: pleasure 
     
    Beware, so long as you live, of judging men by their outward appearance.
    — Jean de La Fontaine
    tags: men  live 
     
    Nothing is more dangerous than a friend without discretion; even a prudent enemy is preferable.
    — Jean de La Fontaine
    All the brains in the world are powerless against the sort of stupidity that is in fashion.
    — Jean de La Fontaine
    Man is so made that when anything fires his soul, impossibilities vanish.
    — Jean de La Fontaine
    tags: men  soul  fire 
     
    Rare as is true love, true friendship is rarer.
    — Jean de La Fontaine
    tags: friendship  true 
     
    A person often meets his destiny on the road he took to avoid it.
    — Jean de La Fontaine
    tags: people 
     
    Patience and time do more than strength or passion.
    — Jean de La Fontaine
    In this world we must help one another.
    — Jean de La Fontaine
    tags: world  help 
     
    Le geai pare des plumes du paon. A bluejay in peacock feathers.
    — Jean de La Fontaine
    The more wary you are of danger, the more likely you are to meet it.
    — Jean de La Fontaine
    tags: danger 
     
    Silent people are dangerous; others are not so.[Fr., Les gens sans bruit sont dangereux;Il n'en est pas ainsi des autres.]
    — Jean de La Fontaine
    tags: people 
     
    By the work one knows the workman.
    — Jean de La Fontaine
    tags: work 
     
    People who make no noise are dangerous.
    — Jean de La Fontaine
    tags: people  dangerous 
     
    In everything one must consider the end.
    — Jean de La Fontaine
    Everyone believes very easily whatever they fear or desire.
    — Jean de La Fontaine
    tags: desires  fear  believe 
     
    Sadness flies away on the wings of time.
    — Jean de La Fontaine
    tags: time  sadness  wings 
     
    O love, when thou gettest dominion over us, we may bid good-by to prudence.
    — Jean de La Fontaine
    One should oblige everyone to the extent of one's ability. One often needs someone smaller than oneself.
    — Jean de La Fontaine
    tags: oneself 
     
    Un auteur ga" te tout quand il veut trop bien faire. An author spoils everything when he wants too much to do good.
    — Jean de La Fontaine
    tags: author 
     
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    jean de la fontaine
    Birth    : July 8, 1621
    Death  : April 13, 1695
    Occupation  : Poet