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Jean de la Fontaine
(1621-1695) born on
Jul 08
French poet. His "Fables" rank among the greatest masterpieces of French literature.
         
   
F
This fellow did not see further than his own nose.

R
He told me never to sell the bear's skin before one has killed the beast.
A
A mountain in labour shouted so loud that everyone, summoned by the noise, ran up expecting that she would be delivered of a city bigger than Paris; she brought forth a mouse.
N
But the shortest works are always the best.
K
Patience and passage of time do more than strength and fury.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "Fables," III, 'Le Renard et le Bouc'.
R: "Fables," V, 'L'Ours et les deux Compagnons'.
A: "Fables," V, 'La Montagne qui accouche.'
N: "Fables," X, 'Les Lapins'.
K: "Fables," II, 'Le Lion et le Rat'.
   


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