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Jean de La Fontaine

1621-1695. French poet.

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Patience and the passage of time do more than strength and fury.

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By the work one knows the workmen.

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Rather suffer than die is man's motto.

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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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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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