Jean de la Fontaine

Jean de la Fontaine

French writer

Lived from: 1621-1695

Category: Writers (Contemporary)

Quotes: Jean de la Fontaine

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    Rare as is true love, true friendship is rarer.
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    The argument of the strongest is always the best.
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    A pessimist and an optimist, so much the worse; so much the better.
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    Be advised that all flatterers live at the expense of those who listen to them.
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    Beware, so long as you live, of judging men by their outward appearance.
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    By the work one knows the workmen.
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    Death never takes the wise man by surprise, he is always ready to go.
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    Every flatterer lives at the expense of him who listens to him.
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    Every journalist owes tribute to the evil one.
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    Everyone believes very easily whatever they fear or desire.
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    Everyone has his faults which he continually repeats: neither fear nor shame can cure them.
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    Friendship is the shadow of the evening, which increases with the setting sun of life.
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    He knows the universe and does not know himself.
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    Help yourself, and Heaven will help you.
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    In short, luck's always to blame.
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