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Aesop Quotes

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620 BC - 560 BC
Nationality: Greek
Category: Author
Subcategory: Greek Author

Any excuse will serve a tyrant.


Please all, and you will please none.


Injuries may be forgiven, but not forgotten.


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


Adventure is worthwhile.


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


Outside show is a poor substitute for inner worth.


Self-conceit may lead to self destruction.


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


We would often be sorry if our wishes were gratified.


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


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.


It is easy to be brave from a safe distance.


Never trust the advice of a man in difficulties.


It is not only fine feathers that make fine birds.


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


United we stand, divided we fall.


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


People often grudge others what they cannot enjoy themselves.


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


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