Jean de La Fontaine — French Poet born on July 08, 1621, died on April 13, 1695

Jean de La Fontaine was the most famous French fabulist and one of the most widely read French poets of the 17th century. He is known above all for his Fables, which provided a model for subsequent fabulists across Europe and numerous alternative versions in France, and in French regional languages... (wikipedia)

A person often meets his destiny on the road he took to avoid it.
Beware, so long as you live, of judging men by their outward appearance.
Sadness flies away on the wings of time.
Anyone entrusted with power will abuse it if not also animated with the love of truth and virtue, no matter whether he be a prince, or one of the people.
Rare as is true love, true friendship is rarer.