Jean de La Fontaine

French writer who collected Aesop's fables and published them (1621-1695)

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Everyone believes very easily whatever they fear or desire.Rate it:
A cheerful mind is a vigorous mind.Rate it:
Better to rely on one powerful king than on many little princes.Rate it:
By the work one knows the workmen.Rate it:
Every journalist owes tribute to the evil one.Rate it:
Everyone has his faults which he continually repeats: neither fear nor shame can cure them.Rate it:
Help thyself, and God will help thee.Rate it:
In everything one must consider the end.Rate it:
It is a double pleasure to deceive the deceiver.Rate it:
It is impossible to please all the world and one's father.Rate it:
Let ignorance talk as it will, learning has its value.Rate it:
Luck's always to blame.Rate it:
Neither wealth or greatness render us happy.Rate it:
No path of flowers leads to glory.Rate it:
Nothing is more dangerous than a friend without discretion; even a prudent enemy is preferable.Rate it:
Nothing is so dangerous as an ignorant friend A wise enemy is worth more.Rate it:
Nothing is so dangerous as an ignorant friend;
A wise enemy is worth more.
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Nothing more dangerous than a friend without discretion even a prudent enemy is preferable.Rate it:
Patience and time do more than strength or passion.Rate it:
Still people are dangerous.Rate it:
The argument of the strongest is always the best.Rate it:
The opinion of the strongest is always the best.Rate it:
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.Rate it:
We always take credit for the good and attribute the bad to fortune.Rate it:
We heed no instincts but our own.Rate it:
We read on the foreheads of those who are surrounded by a foolish luxury, that fortune sells what she is thought to give.Rate it:

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