Quotes by Jean de la Fontaine

Jean de La Fontaine 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, and in French regional languages. After a long period of royal suspicion, he was admitted to the French Academy and his reputation in France has never faded since.

The best Quotes and Sayings

Sadness flies away on the wings of time.

Time, Grief & Condolence, Sad QuotesJean de la Fontaine

Patience and time do more than strength or passion.

Patience & EnduranceJean de la Fontaine

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

SelflessnessJean de la Fontaine

Rare as is true love, true friendship is rarer.

Love, FriendshipJean de la Fontaine

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

Fate & DestinyJean de la Fontaine