Jean de La Fontaine

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Jean de La Fontaine (IPA: [ʒɑ̃ də la fɔ̃tɛn]; 8 July 1621 – 13 April 1695) was the most famous French fabulist and one of the most widely read French poets of the 17th century. He is known above all for his Fables, which provided a model for subsequent fabulists across Europe and numerous alternative versions in France, and in French regional languages. According to Flaubert, he was the only French poet to understand and master the texture of the French language before Victor Hugo. A set of postage stamps celebrating La Fontaine and the Fables was issued by France in 1995.

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Jean de La Fontaine Quotes

Jean de La Fontaine #Art #Work

Photo of Jean de La Fontaine By the work one knows the workman.
Jean de La Fontaine #Fear

Photo of Jean de La Fontaine Everyone has his faults which he continually repeats: neither fear nor shame can cure them.
Jean de La Fontaine #Fear

Photo of Jean de La Fontaine Everyone believes very easily whatever they fear or desire.
Jean de La Fontaine #Fear

Photo of Jean de La Fontaine The strongest passion is fear.
Jean de La Fontaine #Friendship #Love

Photo of Jean de La Fontaine Rare as is true love, true friendship is rarer.
Jean de La Fontaine #Friendship #Life

Photo of Jean de La Fontaine Friendship is the shadow of the evening, which increases with the setting sun of life.
Jean de La Fontaine #Future

Photo of Jean de La Fontaine A person often meets his destiny on the road he took to avoid it.
Jean de La Fontaine #Learning

Photo of Jean de La Fontaine Let ignorance talk as it will, learning has its value.
Jean de La Fontaine #Men

Photo of Jean de La Fontaine Beware, so long as you live, of judging men by their outward appearance.
Jean de La Fontaine #Nature

Photo of Jean de La Fontaine People must help one another it is nature's law.
Jean de La Fontaine #Patience #Strength #Time

Photo of Jean de La Fontaine Patience and time do more than strength or passion.
Jean de La Fontaine #Dad

Photo of Jean de La Fontaine It is impossible to please all the world and one's father.
Jean de La Fontaine #Sad

Photo of Jean de La Fontaine Sadness flies away on the wings of time.
Jean de La Fontaine #Fear

Photo of Jean de La Fontaine We must laugh before we are happy, for fear we die before we laugh at all.
Jean de La Fontaine #Death

Photo of Jean de La Fontaine Death never takes the wise man by surprise, he is always ready to go.
Jean de La Fontaine #Power #Truth

Photo of Jean de La Fontaine Anyone entrusted with power will abuse it if not also animated with the love of truth and virtue, no matter whether he be a prince, or one of the people.