"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."
"Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power."Jean de La Fontaine on Abraham Lincoln
"Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't."Jean de La Fontaine on Margaret Thatcher
"Knowledge will give you power, but character respect."Jean de La Fontaine on Bruce Lee
"All things are subject to interpretation whichever interpretation prevails at a given time is a function of power and not truth."Jean de La Fontaine on Friedrich Nietzsche
"Character is power."Jean de La Fontaine on Booker T. Washington
"By the work one knows the workman."
"It is impossible to please all the world and one's father."
"Death never takes the wise man by surprise, he is always ready to go."
"Everyone has his faults which he continually repeats: neither fear nor shame can cure them."
"Everyone believes very easily whatever they fear or desire."