Wednesday, May 13, 2015

The wisdom of Jean de La Fontaine (part 3)


“Plus fait douceur que violence.”
Kindness does more than violence.

17th century French fabulist and poet
From Fontaine’s Book VI (1678-1679), Fable 3.



A nice thought, even nicer expressed in French.

It exposes a dreadful truth about human relations:

It works pretty well when we’re one-on-one….

When we’re in groups, sadly, not so much….









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