The best Quotes by Jean de la Fontaine

The best Quotes by Jean de la Fontaine

Jean de La Fontaine (8 July 1621 - April 1695) was a 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, as well as in French regional languages.

Sadness flies away on the wings of time.
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Patience and time do more than strength or passion.
People must help one another; it is nature's law.
Rare as is true love, true friendship is rarer.
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A person often meets his destiny on the road he took to avoid it.
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So you're single? In Paris? Now I'm even more jealous. I mean, your life is croissants and sex.
Madeline Wheeler in Emily in Paris - Season 1 Episode 3
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I make the most money, I think, in Russia and Paris, for the people of those countries are so willing to be amused, so eager to see something new and out of the ordinary.
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If Paris is a city of lights, Sydney is the city of fireworks.
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An artist has no home in Europe except in Paris.
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Quagmire: "You got to help me. I'm looking for a little boy with red overalls and a yellow shirt."
French Man: "You are looking to buy or to rent?"
Quagmire: "What? No! God! How is Paris considered a classy city?"
French Man: "The buildings are beautiful, the people are trash."
Do you realize this city is laid out in circles? Like they deliberately designed it to confuse us.
Emily Cooper in Emily in Paris - Season 1 Episode 2
Paris seems like a big city, but it's really just a small town.
Camille in Emily in Paris - Season 1 Episode 4
Of course, I love Paris. And the food is so delicious. The fashion, so chic. The lights, so magical. But the people, so mean.
Mindy Chen in Emily in Paris - Season 1 Episode 1
It's Paris. Everyone's serious about dinner.
Mindy Chen in Emily in Paris - Season 1 Episode 2
You haven't done Paris right until you've had at least one wildly inappropriate affair.
Mindy Chen in Emily in Paris - Season 1 Episode 4
What's the name of that famous museum in Paris? The Louvre? I went through that place in 20 minutes.
The Parisian has his amus*ments as regularly as his meals, the theatre, music, the dance, a walk in the Tuilleries, a refection in the cafe, to which ladies resort as commonly as the other sex. Perpetual business, perpetual labor, is a thing of which he seems to have no idea.
I think Paris smells not just sweet but melancholy and curious, sometimes sad but always enticing and seductive. She's a city for the all senses, for artists and writers and musicians and dreamers, for fantasies, for long walks and wine and lovers and, yes, for mysteries.
Look at London or Paris: they're both filthy. You don't get that in Tokyo. The proud residents look after their city.
How do you pick up the threads of an old life? How do you go on, when in your heart you begin to understand... there is no going back? There are some things that time cannot mend. Some hurts that go too deep, that have taken hold.
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But time is life itself, and life resides in the human heart.
Michael Ende in Momo - und die grauen Herren
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When you give someone your time, you are giving them a portion of your life that you'll never get back. Your time is your life. That is why the greatest gift you can give someone is your time.
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Calendars and clocks exist to measure time, but that signifies little because we all know that an hour can seem as eternity or pass in a flash, according to how we spend it.
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Those that we love never truly leave us, Harry. There are things that death cannot touch.
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You are going to lose people in your life.
And I realize that no matter how much you spent with them,
or how much you appreciated them and told them so,
it will never seem like it was enough.
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Harry, suffering like this proves you are still a man! This pain is part of being human.
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Hope is like a shard of glass. Tread on it, and you'll end up wincing with every step. The best policy is to tweezer it out. Sure, it will hurt like billy-o and the wound will take a while to heal, but after that you can walk again.
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The truth is, everyone is going to hurt you. You just got to find the ones worth suffering for.
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Numbing the pain for a while will make it worse when you finally feel it.
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Songs are as sad as the listener.
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The world breaks us all and afterwards, some are stronger at the broken places.
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You don't build a great castle just all at once.
Castle: "Do I look like a killer to you?"
Beckett: "Yes. You kill my patience."
Don't exploit an advantage just because it emerges; wait until the optimal moment, then strike.
Ciri in The Witcher - III - Wild Hunt
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Patience is what separates good hunters from dead ones.
The only time that we are allowed to look down upon others: when we are offering to help them up.
Pope Francis - August 2023
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I don't think you're much good, unless you're doing good to someone.
I only succeed when I help others succeed.
Mike Tyson - January 2022
You take care of me, I take care of you. You betray me, I kill you.
It takes much more courage to be in love than it does for war.
Helsinki in Money Heist - Season 4 Episode 5
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You say you love rain, but you use an umbrella to walk under it. You say you love sun, but you seek shade when it is shining. You say you love wind, but when it comes, you close your window. So that's why I'm scared when you say you love me.
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Finding someone you love and who loves you back is a wonderful, wonderful feeling. But finding a true soul mate is an even better feeling. A soul mate is someone who understands you like no other, loves you like no other, will be there for you forever, no matter what. They say that nothing lasts forever, but I am a firm believer in the fact that for some, love lives on even after we're gone.
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If you love two people at the same time, choose the second one, because if you really loved the first one you wouldn't have fallen for the second.
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Sometimes, strangers can become more like family than blood ever could.
It's a mystery of human chemistry and I don't understand it, some people, as far as their senses are concerned, just feel like home.
He's a better person when she's around, and isn't that what friends are for, to raise you up and keep you at your best?
Nobody can avoid falling in love. They might want to deny it, but friendship is probably the most common form of love.
Even the smallest person can change the course of the future.
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Fate is called as such, for it cannot be changed, nor can it be reversed. It can only but be accepted.
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May the wind always be at your back and the sun upon your face and may the wings of destiny carry you aloft to dance with the stars.
Fred Young in Blow
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