Jean de La Fontaine Quotes

Most popular Jean de La Fontaine Quotes

Children are without pity.
— Jean de La Fontaine

children

A hungry stomach has no ears.
— Jean de La Fontaine Fables

hunger

We heed no instincts but our own.
— Jean de La Fontaine
No path of flowers leads to glory.

adversity

By the work one knows the workman.
— Jean de La Fontaine
Men know the universe, and know not themselves.
— Jean de La Fontaine
Rare as is true love, true friendship is rarer.
— Jean de La Fontaine

friendship

Patience and time do more than strength or passion.
— Jean de La Fontaine
Fond youth flatters itself that all must heed its prayer.
— Jean de La Fontaine Fables

youth

Beware, as long as you live, of judging people by appearances.
— Jean de La Fontaine
A person often meets his destiny on a road he took to avoid it.
— Jean de La Fontaine Fables

destiny

A person often meets his destiny on the road he took to avoid it.
— Jean de La Fontaine

fate

Nothing is so dangerous as an ignorant friend; a wise enemy is worth much more.
— Jean de La Fontaine
Men entrusted with power will abuse it if not also animated with the love of truth and virtue, no matter whether they be kings, queens, or of the people.