People who make no noise are dangerous.

— Jean De La Fontaine

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

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Rare as is true love, true friendship is rarer.

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Patience and time do more than strength or passion.

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Jean De La Fontaine quote A person often meets his destiny on the

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

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

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

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

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

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

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It is twice the pleasure to deceive the deceiver.

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

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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.

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

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About Jean De La Fontaine

Quotes 149 sayings
Nationality French
Profession Poet
Birthday October 16

He knows the universe and does not know himself.

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Nothing weighs on us so heavily as a secret.

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Sadness flies away on the wings of time.

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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.

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In this world we must help one another.

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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.

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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.

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

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By the work one knows the workman.

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Every journalist owes tribute to the evil one.

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

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

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Imitators are a slavish herd and fools in my opinion.

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In every trouble the little ones duck more easily.

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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.

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One often has need of one, inferior to himself.

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We become innocent when we are unfortunate.

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Man is ice to truth and fire to falsehood.

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Nothing is so dangerous as an ignorant friend.

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

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The argument of the strongest is always the best.

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We always take credit for the good and attribute the bad to fortune.

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

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Rather suffer than die is man's motto.

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Still people are dangerous.

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We risk all in being too greedy.

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Cats know not how to pardon.

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In short, luck's always to blame.

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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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It is double pleasure to deceive the deceiver.

[Fr., Car c'est double plaisir de tromper le trompeur.]

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It is said, that the thing you possess is worth more than two you may have in the future. The one is sure and the other is not.

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The fastidious are unfortunate; nothing satisfies them.

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A pessimist and an optimist, so much the worse; so much the better.

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Gentleness succeeds better than violence.

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Blind fortune pursues inconsiderate rashness. [Fr., Fortune aveugle suit aveugle hardiesse.]

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A hare is not caught with a drum.

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