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Jean De La Fontaine Quotes: "A person often meets his destiny on the road he took to avoid it."

A person often meets his destiny on the road he took to avoid it.




Jean De La Fontaine Quotes: "Rare as is true love, true friendship is rarer."

Rare as is true love, true friendship is rarer.




Jean De La Fontaine Quotes: "Friendship is the shadow of the evening, which increases with the setting sun of life."

Friendship is the shadow of the evening, which increases with the setting sun of life.



Jean De La Fontaine Quotes: "Death never takes the wise man by surprise, he is always ready to go."

Death never takes the wise man by surprise, he is always ready to go.




Jean De La Fontaine Quotes: "Every flatterer lives at the expense of him who listens to him."

Every flatterer lives at the expense of him who listens to him.



Jean De La Fontaine Quotes: "Man is so made that when anything fires his soul, impossibilities vanish."

Man is so made that when anything fires his soul, impossibilities vanish.



Jean De La Fontaine Quotes: "All the brains in the world are powerless against the sort of stupidity that is in fashion."

All the brains in the world are powerless against the sort of stupidity that is in fashion.




Jean De La Fontaine Quotes: "Nothing is more dangerous than a friend without discretion; even a prudent enemy is preferable."

Nothing is more dangerous than a friend without discretion; even a prudent enemy is preferable.



Jean De La Fontaine Quotes: "Beware, so long as you live, of judging men by their outward appearance."

Beware, so long as you live, of judging men by their outward appearance.



Jean De La Fontaine Quotes: "It is twice the pleasure to deceive the deceiver."

It is twice the pleasure to deceive the deceiver.



Jean De La Fontaine Quotes: "Our destiny is frequently met in the very paths we take to avoid it."

Our destiny is frequently met in the very paths we take to avoid it.



Jean De La Fontaine Quotes: "Sadness flies away on the wings of time."

Sadness flies away on the wings of time.




Jean De La Fontaine Quotes: "A hungry stomach cannot hear."

A hungry stomach cannot hear.



Jean De La Fontaine Quotes: "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."

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.



Jean De La Fontaine Quotes: "Nothing weighs on us so heavily as a secret."

Nothing weighs on us so heavily as a secret.



Jean De La Fontaine Quotes: "Often we find our own destiny on the same roads that we have been avoiding."

Often we find our own destiny on the same roads that we have been avoiding.



Jean De La Fontaine Quotes: "In this world we must help one another."

In this world we must help one another.



Jean De La Fontaine Quotes: "Half of today is better than all of tomorrow."

Half of today is better than all of tomorrow.



Jean De La Fontaine Quotes: "Love cries victory when the tears of a woman become the sole defence of her virtue."

Love cries victory when the tears of a woman become the sole defence of her virtue.



Jean De La Fontaine Quotes: "Everyone calls himself a friend, but only a fool relies on it; nothing is commoner than the name, nothing rarer than the thing."

Everyone calls himself a friend, but only a fool relies on it; nothing is commoner than the name, nothing rarer than the thing.



Jean De La Fontaine Quotes: "What God does, He does well."

What God does, He does well.



Jean De La Fontaine Quotes: "He knows the universe and does not know himself."

He knows the universe and does not know himself.



Jean De La Fontaine Quotes: "Socrates, when informed of some derogating speeches one had used concerning him behind his back, made only this facetious reply, "Let him beat me too when I am absent."

Socrates, when informed of some derogating speeches one had used concerning him behind his back, made only this facetious reply, "Let him beat me too when I am absent.



Jean De La Fontaine Quotes: "Be advised that all flatterers live at the expense of those who listen to them."

Be advised that all flatterers live at the expense of those who listen to them.



Jean De La Fontaine Quotes: "It is good to be charitable; but to whom? That is the point. As to the ungrateful, there is not one who does not at last die miserable."

It is good to be charitable; but to whom? That is the point. As to the ungrateful, there is not one who does not at last die miserable.



Jean De La Fontaine Quotes: "Everyone believes very easily whatever they fear or desire."

Everyone believes very easily whatever they fear or desire.



Jean De La Fontaine Quotes: "The more wary you are of danger, the more likely you are to meet it."

The more wary you are of danger, the more likely you are to meet it.



Jean De La Fontaine Quotes: "By the work one knows the workman."

By the work one knows the workman.



Jean De La Fontaine Quotes: "The finest victory is to conquer one's own heart."

The finest victory is to conquer one's own heart.



Jean De La Fontaine Quotes: "Example is a dangerous lure: where the wasp got through the gnat sticks fast."

Example is a dangerous lure: where the wasp got through the gnat sticks fast.



Jean De La Fontaine Quotes: "Every journalist owes tribute to the evil one."

Every journalist owes tribute to the evil one.



Jean De La Fontaine Quotes: "I bend, but I do not break."

I bend, but I do not break.



Jean De La Fontaine Quotes: "In every trouble the little ones duck more easily."

In every trouble the little ones duck more easily.



Jean De La Fontaine Quotes: "Man is ice to truth and fire to falsehood."

Man is ice to truth and fire to falsehood.



Jean De La Fontaine Quotes: "Imitators are a slavish herd and fools in my opinion."

Imitators are a slavish herd and fools in my opinion.



Jean De La Fontaine Quotes: "If you deal with a fox, think of his tricks."

If you deal with a fox, think of his tricks.



Jean De La Fontaine Quotes: "One returns to the place one came from."

One returns to the place one came from.



Jean De La Fontaine Quotes: "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."

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 Quotes: "From a distance it is something; and nearby it is nothing."

From a distance it is something; and nearby it is nothing.



Jean De La Fontaine Quotes: "We become innocent when we are unfortunate."

We become innocent when we are unfortunate.



Jean De La Fontaine Quotes: "In everything one must consider the end."

In everything one must consider the end.



Jean De La Fontaine Quotes: "By time and toil we sever What strength and rage could never."

By time and toil we sever What strength and rage could never.



Jean De La Fontaine Quotes: "One often has need of one inferior to himself."

One often has need of one inferior to himself.



Jean De La Fontaine Quotes: "Le geai pare des plumes du paon. A bluejay in peacock feathers."

Le geai pare des plumes du paon. A bluejay in peacock feathers.



Jean De La Fontaine Quotes: "We risk all in being too greedy."

We risk all in being too greedy.



Jean De La Fontaine Quotes: "People who make no noise are dangerous."

People who make no noise are dangerous.



Jean De La Fontaine Quotes: "No favor can win gratitude from a cat."

No favor can win gratitude from a cat.



Jean De La Fontaine Quotes: "The best laid plot can injure its maker, and often a man's perfidy will rebound on himself."

The best laid plot can injure its maker, and often a man's perfidy will rebound on himself.



Jean De La Fontaine Quotes: "The argument of the strongest is always the best."

The argument of the strongest is always the best.