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Jean de la Fontaine
Jean de la Fontaine
(1621 - 1695)
French poet.
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Rather suffer than die is man's motto.
- Jean de la Fontaine | Death and Dying Quotes
One returns to the place one came from.
- Jean de la Fontaine | Life Quotes
Patience and passage of time do more than strength and fury.
- Jean de la Fontaine | Patience Quotes
Be advised that all flatterers live at the expense of those who listen to them.
- Jean de la Fontaine | Praise and Flattery Quotes
Everyone has his faults which he continually repeats; neither fear nor shame can cure them.
- Jean de la Fontaine | Vice Quotes
By the work one knows the workman.
- Jean de la Fontaine | Work Quotes
We risk all in being too greedy.
- Jean de la Fontaine | Greed Quotes
Better to suffer than to die.
- Jean de la Fontaine | Forgiveness Quotes
We are never content with our lot.
- Jean de la Fontaine | Forgiveness Quotes
In this world we must help one another.
- Jean de la Fontaine | Helping Other People Quotes
What a wonderful thing it is to have a good friend. He identifies your innermost desires, and spares you the embarrassment of disclosing them to him yourself.
- Jean de la Fontaine | Friendship Quotes
Help yourself and heaven will help you.
- Jean de la Fontaine | Prayer Quotes
He knows the universe and does not know himself.
- Jean de la Fontaine | Self-Knowledge Quotes
Help yourself and heaven will help you.
- Jean de la Fontaine | Self-Reliance Quotes
The worst time is always the present.
- Jean de la Fontaine | The Past Quotes
Half of today is better than all of tomorrow.
- Jean de la Fontaine | The Present Quotes
Sadness flies away on the wings of time.
- Jean de la Fontaine | Difficult Days Quotes
Sadness flies away on the wings of time.
- Jean de la Fontaine | Difficult Days Quotes
The more wary you are of danger, the more likely you are to meet it.
- Jean de la Fontaine | Positive Quotes
One should stick to the sort of thing for which one was made; I tried to be an herbalist, whereas I should keep to the butcher's trade.
- Jean de la Fontaine | Right Quotes
In everything one must consider the end.
- Jean de la Fontaine | Goals Quotes
From a distance it is something, and nearby it is nothing.
- Jean de la Fontaine | Success and Happiness Quotes
To hell with pleasure that's haunted by fear!
- Jean de la Fontaine | Other Ways to Overcome Fear Quotes
One should stick to the sort of thing for which one was made; I tried to be an herbalist, whereas I should keep to the butcher's trade.
- Jean de la Fontaine | Work Quotes
I bend, but I do not break.
- Jean de la Fontaine | No pressure, no diamonds. Quotes
Even if misfortune is only good for bringing a fool to his senses, it would still be just to deem it good for something.
- Jean de la Fontaine | Adversity Quotes
Man is so made that whenever anything fires his soul, impossibilities vanish.
- Jean de la Fontaine | Peace Quotes
Better a living beggar than a buried emperor.
- Jean de la Fontaine | Begging Quotes
It is double pleasure to deceive the deceiver.
- Jean de la Fontaine | Deception Quotes
A fly sat on the chariot wheel And said "What a dust I raise."
- Jean de la Fontaine | Fly Quotes
Every newspaper editor owes tribute to the devil.
- Jean de la Fontaine | Journalism Quotes
Every editor of newspapers pays tribute to the devil.
- Jean de la Fontaine | Newspapers Quotes
By time and toil we sever What strength and rage could never.
- Jean de la Fontaine | Patience Quotes
All roads lead to Rome; but our antagonists think we should choose different paths.
- Jean de la Fontaine | Rome Quotes
Sadness flies away on the wings of time.
- Jean de la Fontaine | Sad Quotes
Sadness flies away on the wings of time.
- Jean de la Fontaine | Sad Quotes
Sadness flies away on the wings of time.
- Jean de la Fontaine | Sad Quotes
Sadness flies away on the wings of time.
- Jean de la Fontaine | Sad Quotes
Sadness flies away on the wings of time.
- Jean de la Fontaine | Sad Quotes
Sadness flies away on the wings of time.
- Jean de la Fontaine | Sad Quotes
Sadness flies away on the wings of time.
- Jean de la Fontaine | Sad Quotes
Sadness flies away on the wings of time.
- Jean de la Fontaine | Sad Quotes


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