jean de la fontaine Quotes

We must laugh before we are happy, for fear we die before we laugh at all.
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— Jean de La Fontaine
Help thyself and Heaven will help thee.
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— Jean de La Fontaine
It is a double pleasure to deceive the deceiver.
tags: pleasure
— Jean de La Fontaine
There is nothing useless to men of sense.
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— Jean de La Fontaine
A hungry stomach cannot hear.
— Jean de La Fontaine
Half of today is better than all of tomorrow.
tags: tomorrow
— Jean de La Fontaine
There is no road of flowers leading to glory.
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— Jean de La Fontaine
Friendship is the shadow of the evening, which increases with the setting sun of life.
tags: friendship
— Jean de La Fontaine
What God does, He does well.
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— Jean de La Fontaine
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.
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— Jean de La Fontaine
Our destiny is frequently met in the very paths we take to avoid it.
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— Jean de La Fontaine
The finest victory is to conquer one's own heart.
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— Jean de La Fontaine
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.
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— Jean de La Fontaine
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.
tags: universe
— Jean de La Fontaine
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.
tags: men women
— Jean de La Fontaine
In every trouble the little ones duck more easily.
— Jean de La Fontaine
It is twice the pleasure to deceive the deceiver.
tags: pleasure
— Jean de La Fontaine
Beware, so long as you live, of judging men by their outward appearance.
tags: men live
— Jean de La Fontaine
Nothing is more dangerous than a friend without discretion; even a prudent enemy is preferable.
tags: enemies friends enemy dangerous
— Jean de La Fontaine
All the brains in the world are powerless against the sort of stupidity that is in fashion.
tags: fashion world brain stupidity
— Jean de La Fontaine
Man is so made that when anything fires his soul, impossibilities vanish.
tags: men soul fire
— Jean de La Fontaine
Rare as is true love, true friendship is rarer.
tags: friendship true
— Jean de La Fontaine
A person often meets his destiny on the road he took to avoid it.
tags: people
— Jean de La Fontaine
Patience and time do more than strength or passion.
tags: time patience strength passion
— Jean de La Fontaine
In this world we must help one another.
tags: world help
— Jean de La Fontaine
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.
tags: danger
— Jean de La Fontaine
Silent people are dangerous; others are not so.[Fr., Les gens sans bruit sont dangereux;Il n'en est pas ainsi des autres.]
tags: people
— Jean de La Fontaine
By the work one knows the workman.
tags: work
— Jean de La Fontaine
People who make no noise are dangerous.
tags: people dangerous
— Jean de La Fontaine
In everything one must consider the end.
— Jean de La Fontaine
Everyone believes very easily whatever they fear or desire.
tags: desires fear believe
— Jean de La Fontaine
Sadness flies away on the wings of time.
tags: time sadness wings
— Jean de La Fontaine
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.
tags: oneself
— Jean de La Fontaine
Un auteur ga" te tout quand il veut trop bien faire. An author spoils everything when he wants too much to do good.
tags: author
— Jean de La Fontaine
jean de la fontaine
Birth    : July 8, 1621
Death  : April 13, 1695
Occupation  : Poet