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Jean De La Fontaine Quotes

(1621-1695), French Poet

We always take credit for the good and attribute the bad to fortune.

Category: Achievement

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

Category: Appearance

The argument of the strongest is always the best.

Category: Argument

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

Category: Attitude

Still people are dangerous.

Category: Behavior

Everyone believes very easily whatever they fear or desire.

Category: Belief

Nothing is so dangerous as an ignorant friend.

Category: Danger

Death never takes the wise man by surprise, he is always ready to go.

Category: Death And Dying

It is twice the pleasure to deceive the deceiver.

Category: Deception

The fastidious are unfortunate; nothing satisfies them.

Category: Detail

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

Category: Discretion

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

Category: Faults

Every flatterer lives at the expense of him who listens to him.

Category: Flattery

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

Category: Friends And Friendship

Rare as is true love, true friendship is rarer.

Category: Friends And Friendship