Jean de La Fontaine Quotes

Jean de La Fontaine (1621 – 1695) was a French poet and fabulist. He attended the grammar school of Reims, followed by studies in theology at the Oratory. However, after only one year at the seminary of Saint Magloire, he decided on a different career. Of his numerous works, his most famous, Fables, is considered a masterpiece of French literature. It consists of twelve books, published over a period of twenty six years. The foundation of his fables were derived from Aesop, Horace, and East Asian sources.

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