Jean De La Fontaine

Jean De La Fontaine Quotes

Everyone believes very easily whatever they fear or desire.

A cheerful mind is a vigorous mind.

Better to rely on one powerful king than on many little princes.

By the work one knows the workmen.

Help thyself, and God will help thee.

In everything one must consider the end.

It is a double pleasure to deceive the deceiver.

Let ignorance talk as it will, learning has its value.

No path of flowers leads to glory.

Nothing is so dangerous as an ignorant friend A wise enemy is worth more.

Nothing is so dangerous as an ignorant friend; A wise enemy is worth more.

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

Patience and time do more than strength or passion.

The opinion of the strongest is always the best.

We heed no instincts but our own.



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