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Everyone believes very easily whatever they fear or desire.
– Jean de La Fontaine
Nothing is more dangerous than a friend without discretion; even a prudent enemy is preferable.
Every journalist owes tribute to the evil one.
Beware, so long as you live, of judging men by their outward appearance.
Never sell the bear’s skin before one has killed the beast.
A hungry stomach cannot hear.
Dressed in the lion’s skin, the ass spread terror far and wide.
Better a living beggar than a buried emperor.
In short, Luck’s always to blame.
By the work one knows the workman.
Nothing is as dangerous as an ignorant friend; a wise enemy is to be preferred.
Sadness flies away on the wings of time.
It is twice the pleasure to deceive the deceiver.
Everyone calls himself a friend, but only a fool relies on it; nothing is commoner than the name, nothing rarer than the thing.
A person often meets his destiny on the road he took to avoid it.
Man is so made that when anything fires his soul, impossibilities vanish.
A pessimist and an optimist, so much the worse; so much the better.
We read on the foreheads of those who are surrounded by a foolish luxury, that fortune sells what she is thought to give.
We must laugh before we are happy, for fear we die before we laugh at all.
Patience and time do more than strength or passion.
We like to see others, but don’t like others to see through us.
People who make no noise are dangerous.
The fastidious are unfortunate; nothing satisfies them.
Friendship is the shadow of the evening, which increases with the setting sun of life.
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.
Rare as is true love, true friendship is rarer.