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Comprehensive information about Jean de La Fontaine including biographical information, facts, literary works, and more. Jean de La Fontaine (IPA:  [~ d la f~tn] ; 8 July 1621 – 13 April 1695) was the most famous 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. This educational Jean de La Fontaine resource has information about the author's life, works, quotations, articles and essays, and more.


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Quote Left We heed no instincts but our own. Quote Right
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Quote Left Nothing more dangerous than a friend without discretion even a prudent enemy is preferable. Quote Right
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Quote Left Everyone has his faults which he continually repeats: neither fear nor shame can cure them. Quote Right
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Quote Left Still people are dangerous. Quote Right
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Quote Left No path of flowers leads to glory. Quote Right
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