Jean de La Fontaine
In short, Luck’s always to blame.
The argument of the strongest is always the best.
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.
But the shortest works are always the best.
We like to see others, but don’t like others to see through us.
Nothing is as dangerous as an ignorant friend; a wise enemy is to be preferred.
Help thyself and Heaven will help thee.
Never sell the bear’s skin before one has killed the beast.
Rather suffer than die is man’s motto.
Luck’s always to blame.
One returns to the place one came from.
The strongest passion is fear.
The fastidious are unfortunate; nothing satisfies them.
One often has need of one, inferior to himself.