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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
Page 983
 
 
Jean de La Fontaine. (1621–1695)
 
9544
    The opinion of the strongest is always the best.
          The Wolf and the Lamb. Book i. Fable 10.
9545
    By the work one knows the workman.
          The Hornets and the Bees. Fable 21.
9546
    It is a double pleasure to deceive the deceiver.
          The Cock and the Fox. Book ii. Fable 15.
9547
    It is impossible to please all the world and one’s father.
          Book iii. Fable 1.
9548
    In everything one must consider the end. 1
          The Fox and the Gnat. Fable 5.
9549
    “They are too green,” he said, “and only good for fools.” 2
          The Fox and the Grapes. Fable 11.
9550
    Help thyself, and God will help thee. 3
          Book vi. Fable 18.
9551
    The fly of the coach.
          Book vii. Fable 9.
9552
    The sign brings customers.
          The Fortune-Tellers. Fable 15.
9553
    Let ignorance talk as it will, learning has its value.
          The Use of Knowledge. Book viii. Fable 19.
9554
    No path of flowers leads to glory.
          Book x. Fable 14.
 
Jean Baptiste Poquelin Molière. (1622–1673)
 
9555
    The world, dear Agnes, is a strange affair.
          L’École des Femmes. Act ii. Sc. 6.
9556
    There are fagots and fagots.
          Le Médecin malgré lui. Act i. Sc. 6.
9557
    We have changed all that.
          Le Médecin malgré lui. Act ii. Sc. 6.
9558
    Although I am a pious man, I am not the less a man.
          Le Tartuffe. Act iii. Sc. 3.
 
Note 1.
Remember the end, and thou shalt never do amiss.—Ecclesiasticus. iii. 36. [back]
Note 2.
Sour grapes. [back]
Note 3.
See Herbert, Quotation 28. [back]
 

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