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Jean de La Fontaine
July 8, 1621 - April 13, 1695
Nationality: French
Category: Poet
Subcategory: French Poet

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


There is nothing useless to men of sense.


We like to see others, but don't like others to see through us.


Rather suffer than die is man's motto.


The fastidious are unfortunate; nothing satisfies them.


Everyone believes very easily whatever they fear or desire.


One returns to the place one came from.


Sadness flies away on the wings of time.


Dressed in the lion's skin, the ass spread terror far and wide.


Every journalist owes tribute to the evil one.


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

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We must laugh before we are happy, for fear we die before we laugh at all.


A hungry stomach cannot hear.


Neither wealth or greatness render us happy.


People who make no noise are dangerous.


In short, Luck's always to blame.


I bend and do not break.


Never sell the bear's skin before one has killed the beast.


There is no road of flowers leading to glory.


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


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