Jean de La Fontaine
Patience and time do more than strength or passion.
Nothing is more dangerous than a friend without discretion; even a prudent enemy is preferable.
Nothing is as dangerous as an ignorant friend; a wise enemy is to be preferred.
Beware, so long as you live, of judging men by their outward appearance.
Sadness flies away on the wings of time.
A person often meets his destiny on the road he took to avoid it.
Friendship is the shadow of the evening, which increases with the setting sun of life.
Rare as is true love, true friendship is rarer.