Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Jean de La Fontaine Quotes
"A person often meets his destiny on the road he took to avoid it."
"A pessimist and an optimist, so much the worse; so much the better."
"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."
"Beware, so long as you live, of judging men by their outward appearance."
"By the work one knows the workman."
"Death never takes the wise man by surprise, he is always ready to go."
"Every flatterer lives at the expense of him who listens to him."
"Every journalist owes tribute to the evil one."
"Everyone believes very easily whatever they fear or desire."
"Everyone has his faults which he continually repeats: neither fear nor shame can cure them."
"Friendship is the shadow of the evening, which increases with the setting sun of life."
"It is twice the pleasure to deceive the deceiver."
"Man is so made that when anything fires his soul, impossibilities vanish."
"Neither wealth or greatness render us happy."
"Nothing is as dangerous as an ignorant friend; a wise enemy is to be preferred."
"Nothing is more dangerous than a friend without discretion; even a prudent enemy is preferable."
"Nothing is so dangerous as an ignorant friend."
"One of the secrets of getting more done is to make a TO DO List every day, keep it visible, and use it as a guide to action as you go through the day."
"One often has need of one, inferior to himself."
"One returns to the place one came from."
"Patience and time do more than strength or passion."
"People who make no noise are dangerous."
"Rare as is true love, true friendship is rarer."
"Sadness flies away on the wings of time."
"The argument of the strongest is always the best."
"The fastidious are unfortunate; nothing satisfies them."
"We like to see others, but don't like others to see through us."
"We read on the foreheads of those who are surrounded by a foolish luxury, that fortune sells what she is thought to give."