"Sadness flies away on the wings of time."
"When you are joyous, look deep into your heart and you shall find it is only that which has given you sorrow that is giving you joy. When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight."Jean de La Fontaine on Khalil Gibran
"Every man has his secret sorrows which the world knows not and often times we call a man cold when he is only sad."Jean de La Fontaine on Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
"I seldom think about my limitations, and they never make me sad. Perhaps there is just a touch of yearning at times but it is vague, like a breeze among flowers."Jean de La Fontaine on Helen Keller
"If my world were to cave in tomorrow, I would look back on all the pleasures, excitements and worthwhilenesses I have been lucky enough to have had. Not the sadness, not my miscarriages or my father leaving home, but the joy of everything else. It will have been enough."Jean de La Fontaine on Audrey Hepburn
"Sadness is but a wall between two gardens."Jean de La Fontaine on Khalil Gibran
"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."