Jean De La Fontaine Quotes & Wallpapers

Jean De La Fontaine
Total Quotes: 198


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

Let us not overstrain our talents, lest we do nothing gracefully: a clown, whatever he may do, will never pass for a gentleman. Jean De La Fontaine

Tis thus we heed no instincts but our own, Believe no evil, till the evil's done. [Fr., Nous n'ecoutons d'instincts que ceux qui sont les notres. Et ne croyons le mal que quand il est venu.] Jean De La Fontaine

Let us not overstrain our talents, lest we do nothing gracefully: a clown, whatever he may do, will never pass for a gentleman. [Fr., Ne forcons point notre talent; Nous ne ferions rien avec grace: Jamais un lourdaud, quoi qu'il fasse, Ne saurit passer pour galant.] Jean De La Fontaine

Patience and time do more than strength or passion. Jean De La Fontaine

There is no road of flowers leading to glory. Jean De La Fontaine

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

In short, Luck's always to blame. Jean De La Fontaine

Every editor of newspapers pays tribute to the devil. Jean De La Fontaine

Better to suffer than to die. Jean De La Fontaine

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

We heed no instincts but our own. Jean De La Fontaine

There is nothing useless to men of sense: clever people turn everything to account. Jean De La Fontaine

We love good looks rather than what is practical, Though good looks may prove destructive. Jean De La Fontaine

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

No path of flowers leads to glory. Jean De La Fontaine

Even if misfortune is only good for bringing a fool to his senses, it would still be just to deem it good for something. Jean De La Fontaine

The worst time is always the present. Jean De La Fontaine

How wealthy the gods would be if we remembered the promises we made when we were in danger. Jean De La Fontaine

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

Nothing is so dangerous as an ignorant friend; A wise enemy is worth more. Jean De La Fontaine

Those most like the dead are those most loath to die. Jean De La Fontaine

A hungry stomach has no ears. Jean De La Fontaine

On the wings of Time grief flies away. Jean De La Fontaine

They are too green, he said, and only good for fools. Jean De La Fontaine

Cats know not how to pardon. Jean De La Fontaine

Patience and passage of time do more than strength and fury. Jean De La Fontaine

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

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

Neither wealth or greatness render us happy. Jean De La Fontaine

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

We read on the foreheads of those who are surrounded by a foolish luxury, that fortune sells what she is thought to give. Jean De La Fontaine

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

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

He knoweth the universe, and himself he knoweth not. Jean De La Fontaine

Help yourself, and Heaven will help you. Jean De La Fontaine

Such gluttony second to none Almost ended fatally When a bone choked a wolf as he gulped what he ate Jean De La Fontaine

We read on the forehead of those who are surrounded by a foolish luxury, that Fortune sells what she is thought to give. Jean De La Fontaine

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

One should stick to the sort of thing for which one was made; I tried to be an herbalist, Whereas I should keep to the butcher's trade. Jean De La Fontaine

To win a race, the swiftness of a dart availeth not without a timely start. Jean De La Fontaine

Le mensonge et les vers de tout temps sont amis. Lies and literature have always been friends. Jean De La Fontaine

I bend and do not break. Jean De La Fontaine

Dressed in the lion's skin, the ass spread terror far and wide. Jean De La Fontaine

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

The strongest passion is fear. Jean De La Fontaine

If every man works at that for which nature fitted him, the cows will be well tended. Jean De La Fontaine

Religious contention is the devil's harvest. Jean De La Fontaine

What God does, He does well. Jean De La Fontaine

Nothing weighs more than a secret. Jean De La Fontaine

We are never content with our lot. Jean De La Fontaine

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

Neither blows from pitchfork, nor from the lash, can make him change his ways. [Fr., Coups de fourches ni d'etriveres, Ne lui font changer de manieres.] Jean De La Fontaine

Nothing is so dangerous as an ignorant friend; a wise enemy is worth more. [Fr., Rien n'est si dangereux qu'un ignorant ami; Mieux vaudrait un sage ennemi.] Jean De La Fontaine

The sign brings customers. Jean De La Fontaine

The good, we do it; the evil, that is fortune; man is always right, and destiny always wrong. Jean De La Fontaine

The ruins of a house may be repaired; why cannot those of the face? Jean De La Fontaine

You were singing? I'm very glad, very well, start dancing now. Jean De La Fontaine

Beware, as long as you live, of judging people by appearances. Jean De La Fontaine

La raison du plus fort est toujours la meilleure. The reason of the strongest is always the best. Jean De La Fontaine

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

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

Everyone has his faults which he continually repeats: neither fear nor shame can cure them. Jean De La Fontaine

It is a double pleasure to deceive the deceiver. Jean De La Fontaine

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

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

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

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

Never sell the bear's skin before one has killed the beast. Jean De La Fontaine

Rather suffer than die is man's motto. Jean De La Fontaine



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