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

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

Poverty with security is better than plenty
in the midst of fear and uncertainty.
- Aesop

Outer show is a poor substitute for inner worth.
- Aesop

It is one thing to say that something should be done,
but quite a different matter to do it.
- Aesop

 

Beware, lest you lose the substance by grasping at the shadow.
- Aesop

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

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.
- Aesop

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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.
- Aesop

The gods help them that help themselves.
- Aesop

Persuasion is often more effectual than force.
- Aesop

Familiarity breeds contempt.
- Aesop

Plodding wins the race.
- Aesop

Never trust the advice of a man in difficulties.
- Aesop

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

Do not count your chickens before they are hatched.
- Aesop

Gratitude is the sign of noble souls.
- Aesop

Please all, and you will please none.
- Aesop

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

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

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

It is easy to be brave from a safe distance.
- Aesop

Example is the best precept.
- Aesop

Put your shoulder to the wheel.
- Aesop

Self-conceit may lead to self destruction.
- Aesop

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

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

Adventure is worthwhile.
- Aesop

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

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

It is not only fine feathers that make fine birds.
- Aesop

Men often applaud an imitation and hiss the real thing.
- Aesop

Outside show is a poor substitute for inner worth.
- Aesop

Injuries may be forgiven, but not forgotten.
- Aesop

Appearances are often deceiving.
- Aesop

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

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

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

The unhappy derive comfort from the misfortunes of others.
- Aesop

We would often be sorry if our wishes were gratified.
- Aesop

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

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

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.
- Aesop

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

United we stand, divided we fall.
- Aesop

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

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

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

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

People often grudge others what they cannot enjoy themselves.
- Aesop

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

Our insignificance is often the cause of our safety.
- Aesop

The smaller the mind the greater the conceit.
- Aesop

Any excuse will serve a tyrant.
- Aesop

It's what you learn after you know it all that counts.
- John Wooden

To know God, watch a butterfly return to the same tree -
after a year and a thousand miles.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

About morals: I know only that
what is moral is what you feel good after
and what is immoral is what you feel bad after.
- Ernest Hemingway

Ones best success comes after their greatest disappointments.
- Henry Ward Beecher

You can not find happiness by chasing after it.
Happiness comes from doing what you love to do,
and from being who you truly are.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There are two things to aim at in life:
first, to get what you want,
and after that to to enjoy it.
- Logan Pearsall Smith

Love comforteth like sunshine after rain.
- William Shakespeare

Mistakes are, after all, the foundations of truth,
and if a man does not know what a thing is,
it is at least an increase in knowledge
if he knows what it is not.
- Carl Jung

Be an opener of doors for such as come after thee.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Many men go fishing all of their lives
without knowing that it is not fish they are after.
- Henry David Thoreau

Wealth, like happiness, is never attained when sought after directly.
It comes as a by-product of providing a useful service.
- Henry Ford

I look for what needs to be done.
After all, that's how the universe designs itself.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

How you respond to the challenge in the second half
will determine what you become after the game,
whether you are a winner or a loser.
- Lou Holtz

Success seems to be largely a matter
of hanging on after others have let go.
- William Feather

After climbing a great hill,
one only finds that there are many more hills to climb.
- Nelson Mandela

That's what learning is, after all;
not whether we lose the game,
but how we lose and h
ow we've changed because of it
and what we take away from it
that we never had before,
to apply to other games.
Losing, in a curious way, is winning.
- Richard Bach

Youth, large, lusty, loving -
Youth, full of grace, force, fascination.
Do you know that Old Age may come after you
with equal grace, force, fascination?
- Walt Whitman

The best effort of a fine person
is felt after we have left their presence.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson


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