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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.

 
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Jean de La Fontaine
Jean de La Fontaine
  • Born: September 8, 1621
  • Died: April 13, 1695
  • Nationality: French
  • Profession: Poet

Jean de La Fontaine was a 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.

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