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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.
This fellow did not see further than his own nose.

He told me never to sell the bear's skin before one has killed the beast.
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.
But the shortest works are always the best.
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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