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Jean de La Fontaine

1621-1695. French poet.

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

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

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He knows the universe and does not know himself.

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

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The argument of the strongest is always the best.

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

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Help yourself, and Heaven will help you.

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Luck's always to blame.

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One often has need of one, inferior to himself.

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In short, luck's always to blame.

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