Home > Authors > L >

Jean de La Fontaine

1621-1695. French poet.

Books by Jean de La Fontaine

Rare as is true love, true friendship is rarer.

More quotes on Friendship

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

More quotes on Death

Nothing weighs on us so heavily as a secret.

More quotes on Secrets

It is twice the pleasure to deceive the deceiver.

More quotes on Deception

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

More quotes on Friendship

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

More quotes on Flattery

To live lightheartedly but not recklessly; to be gay without being boisterous; to be courageous without being bold; to show trust and cheerful resignation without fatalism -- this is the art of living.

More quotes on Life

Man is so made that when anything fires his soul, impossibilities vanish

More quotes on Soul

Everyone believes very easily whatever they fear or desire.

More quotes on Belief

Still people are dangerous.

More quotes on Behavior