Jean De La Fontaine Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old jean de la fontaine quotes, jean de la fontaine sayings, and jean de la fontaine proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


Death never takes a wise man by surprise; he is always ready to go.      

Jean de la Fontaine

Nothing is more dangerous than a friend without discretion; even a prudent enemy is preferable.     

Jean de la Fontaine

Sadness flies away on the wings of time.     

Jean de la Fontaine

Sadness flies away on the wings of time.     

Jean de la Fontaine

It is twice the pleasure to deceive the deceiver.     

Jean de la Fontaine

Beware, so long as you live, of judging men by their outward appearance.     

Jean de la Fontaine

It is twice the pleasure to deceive the deceiver.     

Jean de la Fontaine

A person often meets his destiny on the road he took to avoid it.     

Jean de la Fontaine

Death never takes the wise man by surprise, he is always ready to go.     

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.     

Jean de la Fontaine

We must laugh before we are happy, for fear we die before we laugh at all.     

Jean de la Fontaine

Man is so made that when anything fires his soul, impossibilities vanish.     

Jean de la Fontaine

People must help one another; it is nature's law.     

Jean de la Fontaine

Beware so long as you live, of judging men by their outward appearance.     

Jean de la Fontaine

A hungry stomach cannot hear.     

Jean de la Fontaine

It is no use running; to set out betimes is the main point.     

Jean de la Fontaine

The opinion of the strongest is always the best.     

Jean de la Fontaine

Patience and time do more than strength or passion.     

Jean de la Fontaine

Better a living beggar than a buried emperor.     

Jean de la Fontaine

Sadness flies away on the wings of time.     

Jean de la Fontaine

No favor can win gratitude from a cat.      

Jean de la Fontaine

Rare as is true love, true friendship is rarer.     

Jean de la Fontaine

A hungry stomach cannot hear.     

Jean de la Fontaine

The worst time is always the present.      

Jean de la Fontaine

Sensible people find nothing useless.     

Jean de la Fontaine

One returns to the place one came from.     

Jean de la Fontaine

Rather suffer than die is man's motto.     

Jean de la Fontaine