"Patience and time do more than strength or passion."
"We gain strength, and courage, and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face... we must do that which we think we cannot."Jean de La Fontaine on Eleanor Roosevelt
"That which does not kill us makes us stronger."Jean de La Fontaine on Friedrich Nietzsche
"Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved."Jean de La Fontaine on Helen Keller
"Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men."Jean de La Fontaine on John F. Kennedy
"The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places."Jean de La Fontaine on Ernest Hemingway
"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."