Jean de La Fontaine Quotes

- Notable Jean de La Fontaine Quotes Index -

Born: July 8, 1621, Château-Thierry, France
Birth Country: France
Died: Paris, France, April 13, 1695
Occupation: Author

1.
A person often meets his destiny on the road he took to avoid it.
- Jean de La Fontaine

2.
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.
- Jean de La Fontaine

3.
Beware, so long as you live, of judging men by their outward appearance.
- Jean de La Fontaine

4.
By the work one knows the workman.
- Jean de La Fontaine

5.
Death never takes the wise man by surprise, he is always ready to go.
- Jean de La Fontaine

6.
Everyone believes very easily whatever they fear or desire.
- Jean de La Fontaine

7.
Everyone has his faults which he continually repeats: neither fear nor shame can cure them.
- Jean de La Fontaine

8.
Friendship is the shadow of the evening, which increases with the setting sun of life.
- Jean de La Fontaine

9.
It is impossible to please all the world and one's father.
- Jean de La Fontaine

10.
Let ignorance talk as it will, learning has its value.
- Jean de La Fontaine

11.
Patience and time do more than strength or passion.
- Jean de La Fontaine

12.
People must help one another it is nature's law.
- Jean de La Fontaine

13.
Rare as is true love, true friendship is rarer.
- Jean de La Fontaine

14.
Sadness flies away on the wings of time.
- Jean de La Fontaine

15.
The strongest passion is fear.
- Jean de La Fontaine

16.
We must laugh before we are happy, for fear we die before we laugh at all.
- Jean de La Fontaine

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