Aesop Quotes

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A crust eaten in peace is better than a banquet partaken in anxiety.
— Aesop

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A doubtful friend is worse than a certain enemy. Let a man be one thing or the other, and we then know how to meet him.

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A liar will not be believed, even when he speaks the truth.

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Adventure is worthwhile.

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Affairs are easier of entrance than of exit; and it is but common prudence to see our way out before we venture in.

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After all is said and done, more is said than done.

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Any excuse will serve a tyrant.

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Appearances are often deceiving.

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Be content with your lot; one cannot be first in everything.

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Better be wise by the misfortunes of others than by your own.

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Beware lest you lose the substance by grasping at the shadow.

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Beware that you do not lose the substance by grasping at the shadow.

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Destroy the seed of evil, or it will grow up to your ruin.

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Do not count your chickens before they are hatched.

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Don't let your special character and values, the secret that you know and no one else does, the truth - don't let that get swallowed up by the great chewing complacency.

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Every truth has two sides; it is as well to look at both, before we commit ourselves to either.

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Example is the best precept.

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Familiarity breeds contempt.

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Gratitude is the sign of noble souls.

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He that always gives way to others will end in having no principles of his own.

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He that is discontented in one place will seldom be happy in another.

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If you allow men to use you for your own purposes, they will use you for theirs.

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Injuries may be forgiven, but not forgotten.

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It is easy to be brave from a safe distance.

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It is in vain to expect our prayers to be heard, if we do not strive as well as pray.

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It is not only fine feathers that make fine birds.

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It is thrifty to prepare today for the wants of tomorrow.

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It is with our passions as it is with fire and water, they are good servants, but bad masters.

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Men often applaud an imitation and hiss the real thing.

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Never trust the advice of a man in difficulties.

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No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.

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Our insignificance is often the cause of our safety.

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Outside show is a poor substitute for inner worth.

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People often grudge others what they cannot enjoy themselves.

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Persuasion is often more effectual than force.

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Please all, and you will please none.

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Plodding wins the race.

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Put your shoulder to the wheel.

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Self-conceit may lead to self destruction.

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Slow but steady wins the race.

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The gods help them that help themselves.

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The injuries we do and those we suffer are seldom weighed in the same scales.

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The level of our success is limited only by our imagination and no act of kindness, however small, is ever wasted.

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The little reed, bending to the force of the wind, soon stood upright again when the storm had passed over.

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The smaller the mind the greater the conceit.

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The unhappy derive comfort from the misfortunes of others.

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United we stand, divided we fall.

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We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office.

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We often give our enemies the means for our own destruction.

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We should look to the mind, and not to the outward appearance.

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A crust eaten in peace is better than a banquet partaken in anxiety.

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