The best Quotations


Rare as is true love, true friendship is rarer.
- Jean de la Fontaine

A pessimist and an optimist, so much the worse; so much the better.
- Jean de la Fontaine

Be advised that all flatterers live at the expense of those who listen to them.
- Jean de la Fontaine

Beware, so long as you live, of judging men by their outward appearance.
- Jean de la Fontaine

By the work one knows the workmen.
- Jean de la Fontaine

Death never takes the wise man by surprise, he is always ready to go.
- Jean de la Fontaine

Every flatterer lives at the expense of him who listens to him.
- Jean de la Fontaine

Every journalist owes tribute to the evil one.
- Jean de la Fontaine

Everyone believes very easily whatever they fear or desire.
- Jean de la Fontaine

Everyone has his faults which he continually repeats: neither fear nor shame can cure them.
- Jean de la Fontaine

Friendship is the shadow of the evening, which increases with the setting sun of life.
- Jean de la Fontaine

He knows the universe and does not know himself.
- Jean de la Fontaine

Help yourself, and heaven will help you.
- Jean de la Fontaine

In short, luck's always to blame.
- Jean de la Fontaine

It is twice the pleasure to deceive the deceiver.
- Jean de la Fontaine

Luck's always to blame.
- Jean de la Fontaine

Man is so made that when anything fires his soul, impossibilities vanish
- Jean de la Fontaine

Neither wealth or greatness render us happy.
- Jean de la Fontaine

Nothing is more dangerous than a friend without discretion; even a prudent enemy is preferable.
- Jean de la Fontaine

Nothing is so dangerous as an ignorant friend.
- Jean de la Fontaine

Nothing weighs on us so heavily as a secret.
- Jean de la Fontaine

One often has need of one, inferior to himself.
- Jean de la Fontaine

One returns to the place one came from.
- Jean de la Fontaine

Patience and the passage of time do more than strength and fury.
- Jean de la Fontaine

Rather suffer than die is man's motto.
- Jean de la Fontaine


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Quotation Our deeds still travel with us from afar, and what we have been makes us what we are. - writer
Quotation New Yorkers love it when you spill your guts out there. Spill your guts at Wimbledon and they make you stop and clean it up. - writer
Quotation Only the wisest and the stupidest of men never change. - writer