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Jean de La Fontaine

1621-1695. French poet.

Books by Jean de La Fontaine

By the work one knows the workmen.
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Rather suffer than die is man's motto.
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Neither wealth or greatness render us happy.
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The fastidious are unfortunate; nothing satisfies them.
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Every journalist owes tribute to the evil one.
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Nothing is so dangerous as an ignorant friend.
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Nothing is more dangerous than a friend without discretion; even a prudent enemy is preferable.
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One returns to the place one came from.
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We read on the foreheads of those who are surrounded by a foolish luxury, that fortune sells what she is thought to give.
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Friendship is the shadow of the evening, which increases with the setting sun of life.
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