Search my Quotes DataBase - Enter one or two keywords and/or author last name.

Hint: keep it simple, like life twain




Facebook share   Tweet This   Email this

Daily Inspiration - Quotes to Live By
Inspiration  |  Motivational Articles  |  Being Strong  |  Being Positive  |  Links  |  About
Topics:   A-   B-   Ca-   Co-   D-   E-   F-   G-   H-    I-    J-K-L   M-   N-O   Pa-   Pr-   Q-R   Sa-   Sk-   T-   U-V-W-X-Y-Z

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

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

 

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

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

Familiarity breeds contempt.
- Aesop

Please sign-up for my Free Inspirational Daily Email on the form below.

Sign-up for your free subscription to my Daily Inspiration - Daily Quote email.

Your E-Mail Address:
Your Name:

To confirm your subscription, you must click on a link in the email being sent to you.

Each email contains an unsubscribe link. We will NEVER sell, rent, loan, or abuse your email address in ANY way.


Injuries may be forgiven, but not forgotten.
- Aesop

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

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

The smaller the mind the greater the conceit.
- Aesop

Gratitude is the sign of noble souls.
- Aesop

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

Adventure is worthwhile.
- Aesop

Appearances are often deceiving.
- Aesop

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

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

Plodding wins the race.
- 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

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

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

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

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

Example is the best precept.
- Aesop

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

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

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

People often grudge others what they cannot enjoy themselves.
- 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

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

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

Persuasion is often more effectual than force.
- Aesop

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

The gods help them that help themselves.
- Aesop

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

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

United we stand, divided we fall.
- Aesop

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

Self-conceit may lead to self destruction.
- Aesop

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

Any excuse will serve a tyrant.
- Aesop

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

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

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

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

Put your shoulder to the wheel.
- Aesop

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

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

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

Please all, and you will please none.
- Aesop

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

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

Our faith gives us knowledge of something better.
- E. F. Schumacher

It is better to light a candle than to curse the darkness.
- Chinese proverb often quoted by Eleanor Roosevelt

To laugh often and much;
to win the respect of intelligent people
and the affection of children,
to leave the world a better place,
to know even one life has breathed easier
because you have lived,
this is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The River of Life has no meaning,
no good, no bad, no better, no worse,
no love, no hate, no fear, no anger, no joy.
The River of Life has no judgment, no expectation.
The River of Life just IS.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Anger? perhaps there is a better way.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To leave the world a bit better ...
to know that one life has breathed easier because you have lived.
This is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

I believe that everything happens for a reason.
People change so that you can learn to let go,
things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right,
you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself,
and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.
- Marilyn Monroe

To kill an error is as good a service as,
and sometimes even better than,
the establishing of a new truth or fact.
- Charles Darwin

Genius is the power to labor better and more availably.
Deserve thy genius: exalt it.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

It is better to travel well than to arrive.
- The Buddha

When you keep getting the wrong answers,
try asking better questions.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Never mind what others do;
do better than yourself,
beat your own record from day to day,
and you are a success.
- William J. H. Boetcker

No one can give you better advice than yourself.
- Cicero

Whatever your life's work is, do it well.
A man should do his job so well that the living,
the dead, and the unborn could do it no better.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

If we could first know where we are,
and whither we are tending,
we could then better judge what to do,
and how to do it.
- Abraham Lincoln

Positive thinking will let you do everything
better than negative thinking will.
- Zig Ziglar

It is better to displease the people
by doing what you know is right.
- William J. H. Boetcker

Why, I'd like nothing better than to achieve
some bold adventure, worthy of our trip.
- Aristophanes


Quotes and Sayings

---------


Thank you for visiting: Better be wise by the misfortunes of others than by your own. ... by Aesop.

Please sign up on the form below to receive
my Free Daily Inspiration - Daily Quotes email.

You can also search my large collection of Quotes and Sayings.

May the world be kind to you,
and may your own thoughts be gentle upon yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

 


Sign-up to receive Daily Inspiration - Daily Quotes
free via email

Daily inspirational quotes and motivational messages of self-worth, choice,
positive attitude, happiness, forgiveness, and gratitude.
Inspiring motivational sayings plus Jonathan's insights into life,
relationships, and joyful living.

Enter Your E-Mail Address:
Enter Your Name (what you want to be called):
To confirm your subscription, you must click on a link in the email being sent to you.
Each email contains an unsubscribe link. We will NEVER sell, rent, loan, or abuse your email address in ANY way.

Or Subscribe to the Feedburner feed for Daily Inspiration - Daily Quotes.



All materials & writings are copyright ©. You may read about our disclaimer, our privacy policy, our copyright policy, terms of use, participation in affiliate programs, and the list of all our websites.