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It is impossible to please all the world and one's father. ...
by Jean de La Fontaine

It is impossible to please all the world and one's father.
- Jean de La Fontaine

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By the work one knows the workman.
- Jean de La Fontaine

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

The strongest passion is fear.
- Jean de La Fontaine

 

Everyone believes very easily whatever they fear or desire.
- Jean de La Fontaine

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

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

We like to see others, but don't like others to see through us.
- Jean de La Fontaine

A pessimist and an optimist, so much the worse;
so much the better.
- Jean de La Fontaine

The argument of the strongest is always the best.
- Jean de La Fontaine

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

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

The fastidious are unfortunate; nothing satisfies them.
- Jean de La Fontaine

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

Sadness flies away on the wings of time.
- 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

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

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

People who make no noise are dangerous.
- Jean de La Fontaine

People must help one another; it is nature's law.
- Jean de La Fontaine

But the shortest works are always the best.
- Jean de La Fontaine

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

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

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

Luck's always to blame.
- Jean de La Fontaine

Death never takes the wise man by surprise,
he is always ready to go.
- Jean de La Fontaine

One often has need of one, inferior to himself.
- Jean de La Fontaine

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

Nothing is as dangerous as an ignorant friend;
a wise enemy is to be preferred.
- Jean de La Fontaine

Help thyself and Heaven will help thee.
- Jean de La Fontaine

I bend and do not break.
- Jean de La Fontaine

Better a living beggar than a buried emperor.
- Jean de La Fontaine

Let ignorance talk as it will, learning has its value.
- Jean de La Fontaine

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

We must laugh before we are happy, for fear we die before we laugh at all.
- Jean de La Fontaine

Man is so made that when anything fires his soul,
impossibilities vanish.
- Jean de La Fontaine

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

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

A person often meets his destiny on the road he took to avoid it.
- Jean de La Fontaine

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

A hungry stomach cannot hear.
- Jean de La Fontaine

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

There is nothing useless to men of sense.
- Jean de La Fontaine

Neither wealth or greatness render us happy.
- Jean de La Fontaine

Stand often in the company of dreamers.
They believe you can achieve impossible things.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

The difference between the impossible and the possible
lies in a persons determination.
- Tommy Lasorda

The only way to discover the limits of the possible
is to go beyond them into the impossible.
- Arthur C. Clarke

It always seems impossible until its done.
- Nelson Mandela

Act as if it were impossible to fail.
- Dorthea Brande

Nothing is impossible to a willing heart.
- John Keywood

Progress is impossible without change,
and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.
- George Bernard Shaw

The only place where your dream becomes impossible
is in your own thinking.
- Robert H. Schuller

Teamwork is so important that it is virtually impossible for you
to reach the heights of your capabilities
or make the money that you want
without becoming very good at it.
- Brian Tracy

All that is necessary to break the spell
of inertia and frustration is this:
Act as if it were impossible to fail.
- Dorthea Brande

Things are only impossible until they're not.
- Jean-Luc Picard, character in STAR TREK: The Next Generation

It's kind of fun to do the impossible.
- Walt Disney

It is difficult to say what is impossible,
for the dream of yesterday is the hope of today
and the reality of tomorrow.
- Robert H. Goddard

It is impossible to begin to learn
that which one thinks one already knows.
- Epictetus

Start by doing what's necessary;
then do what's possible;
and suddenly you are doing the impossible.
- St. Francis of Assisi

People say nothing is impossible, but I do nothing every day.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

It is impossible for a man to conceal himself.
In every act, word or gesture,
he stands revealed as he is,
and not as he would have himself appear to be.
From the Universe, nothing is or can be hidden.
- Ernest Holmes

Failure does not exist.
Failure is simply someone else's opinion of how
a certain act should have been completed.
Once you believe that no act must be performed
in any specific other-directed way,
then failing becomes impossible.
- Wayne Dyer

Truly great friends are hard to find,
difficult to leave, and impossible to forget.
- Anonymous

It's really a wonder that I haven't dropped all my ideals,
because they seem so absurd and impossible to carry out.
Yet I keep them, because in spite of everything
I still believe that people are really good at heart.
- Anne Frank

Nobody has ever asked the nuclear family to live
all by itself in a box the way we do.
With no relatives, no support,
we've put it in an impossible situation.
- Margaret Mead

Sometimes I've believed as many as
six impossible things before breakfast.
- Lewis Carroll

Why, sometimes I've believed as many as
six impossible things before breakfast.
- Lewis Carroll

It was impossible to get a conversation going,
everybody was talking too much.
- Yogi Berra

It is impossible to walk rapidly and be unhappy.
- Mother Teresa

There's a beauty to wisdom and experience that cannot be faked.
It's impossible to be mature without having lived.
- Amy Grant


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