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Jean de La Fontaine Quotes and Sayings

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

Friendship is the shadow of the evening,
which increases with the setting sun of life.
- Jean de La Fontaine

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A hungry stomach cannot hear.
- Jean de La Fontaine

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

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

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

There is nothing useless to men of sense.
- 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

As we work to create light for others,
we naturally light our own way.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Live boldly. Laugh Loudly. Love Truly.
Play as often as you can
Work as smart as you are able.
Share your heart as deeply as you can reach.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

A time for work, a time for play -
balance in all things.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If you want to make peace with your enemy,
you have to work with your enemy.
Then he becomes your partner.
- Nelson Mandela

Dare to dream of your great success.
Become intimate with those things
which deeply motivate you
and regularly work toward
the realization of that mission.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

The sum of wisdom is that
time is never lost that is devoted to work.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The choice is to work alone to be a little
more successful than the next person,
or to work together for the great betterment of humanity.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You only live once -
but if you work it right, once is enough.
- Joe E. Lewis

The miracle is not that we do this work,
but that we are happy to do it.
- Mother Teresa

I find that the harder I work,
the more luck I seem to have.
- Thomas Jefferson

When love and skill work together, expect a masterpiece.
- John Ruskin

A leader is most effective when people barely know he exists.
When his work is done, his aim fulfilled,
his troops will feel they did it themselves.
- Lao Tzu

Take time to laugh.
It is the music of the soul.
Take time to think.
It is the source of power.
Take time to play.
It is the source of perpetual youth.
Take time to read.
It is the fountain of wisdom.
Take time to pray.
It is the greatest power on Earth.
Take time to love and be loved.
It is a God-given privilege.
Take time to be friendly.
It is the road to happiness.
Take time to give.
It is too short a day to be selfish.
Take time to work.
It is the price of success.
- Anonymous

Work like you don't need the money.
Love like you've never been hurt.
Dance like nobody's watching.
- Satchel Paige

If it is surely the means to the highest end we know,
can any work be humble or disgusting?
Will it not rather be elevating as a ladder,
the means by which we are translated?
- Henry David Thoreau

If in our daily life we can smile,
if we can be peaceful and happy,
not only we, but everyone will profit from it.
This is the most basic kind of peace work.
- Thich Nhat Hanh

One of the symptoms of an approaching nervous breakdown
is the belief that one's work is terribly important.
- Bertrand Russell

There is joy in work.
There is no happiness except in the realization
that we have accomplished something.
- Henry Ford

Life grants nothing to us mortals without hard work.
- Horace

Whatever your life's work is, do it well.
A man should do his job so well that the living,
the dead, and the unborn could do it no better.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Opportunity is missed by most people
because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.
- Thomas Edison

There are no secrets to success.
It is the result of preparation,
hard work, and learning from failure.
- Colin Powell

Better learn balance. Balance is key.
Balance good, karate good. Everything good.
Balance bad, better pack up, go home. Understand?
- Miyagi: character in the movie Karate Kid

If you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up.
Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.
- Michael Jordan

Make your work to be in keeping with your purpose.
- Leonardo da Vinci

Some people dream of success
while others wake up and work hard at it.
- Anonymous


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