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It is twice the pleasure to deceive the deceiver.

It is twice the pleasure to deceive the deceiver.

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In my end is my beginning.

In my end is my beginning.

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The fastidious are unfortunate: nothing can satisfy them.
[Lat., Les delicats sont malheureux,
Rien ne saurait les read more

The fastidious are unfortunate: nothing can satisfy them.
[Lat., Les delicats sont malheureux,
Rien ne saurait les satisfaire.]

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Nothing is so dangerous as an ignorant friend; a wise enemy is
worth more.
[Fr., Rien n'est si read more

Nothing is so dangerous as an ignorant friend; a wise enemy is
worth more.
[Fr., Rien n'est si dangereux qu'un ignorant ami;
Mieux vaudrait un sage ennemi.]

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Patience and time do more than strength or passion.

Patience and time do more than strength or passion.

by Jean De La Fontaine Found in: Patience Quotes,
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He is very foolish who aims at satisfying all the world and his
father.
[Fr., Est bien fou read more

He is very foolish who aims at satisfying all the world and his
father.
[Fr., Est bien fou du cerveau
Qui pretend contenter tout le monde et son pere.]

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It is said, that the thing you possess is worth more than two you
may have in the future. read more

It is said, that the thing you possess is worth more than two you
may have in the future. The one is sure and the other is not.
[Fr., Un tiens vaut, ce dit-on, mieux que deux tu l'auras.
L'un est sur, l'autre ne l'est pas.]

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A fly sat on the chariot wheel
And said "what a dust I raise."

A fly sat on the chariot wheel
And said "what a dust I raise."

by Jean De La Fontaine Found in: Flies Quotes,
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By the work one knows the workmen.

By the work one knows the workmen.

by Jean De La Fontaine Found in: Quality Quotes,
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Nothing is so oppressive as a secret: women find it difficult to
keep one long; and I know a read more

Nothing is so oppressive as a secret: women find it difficult to
keep one long; and I know a goodly number of men who are women in
this regard.
[Fr., Rien ne pese tant qu'un secret:
Le porter loin est difficile aux dames;
Et je sais meme sur ce fait
Bon nombre d'hommes que sont femmes.]

by Jean De La Fontaine Found in: Secrecy Quotes,
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