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

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

Related topics: Wisdom

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

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

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

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

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

Persuasion is often more effectual than force.
- Aesop

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Familiarity breeds contempt.
- Aesop

The smaller the mind the greater the conceit.
- Aesop

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

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

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

Injuries may be forgiven, but not forgotten.
- Aesop

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

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

Appearances are often deceiving.
- Aesop

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

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

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

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

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

Please all, and you will please none.
- Aesop

Put your shoulder to the wheel.
- 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 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

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

Adventure is worthwhile.
- Aesop

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

Example is the best precept.
- Aesop

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

United we stand, divided we fall.
- Aesop

Any excuse will serve a tyrant.
- Aesop

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

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

Plodding wins the race.
- Aesop

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

Self-conceit may lead to self destruction.
- Aesop

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

Gratitude is the sign of noble souls.
- Aesop

Beware the Rattlesnake of the Mind.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Beware the barrenness of a busy life.
- Socrates

Beware the Rattlesnake of the Mind -
A Mind is Only Useful When Tamed..
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

O! beware, my lord, of jealousy;
It is the green-eyed monster which
doth mock the meat it feeds on.
- William Shakespeare

I say beware of all enterprises that require new clothes,
and not rather a new wearer of clothes.
- Henry David Thoreau

When life is too easy for us, we must beware
or we may not be ready to meet the blows
which sooner or later come to everyone, rich or poor.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Beware of false knowledge;
it is more dangerous than ignorance.
- George Bernard Shaw

Beware the Rattlesnake of the Mind
... Don't Let It Poison Your Day.
Beware the Rattlesnake of the Mind
... the Antidote is Perspective.
Beware the Rattlesnake of the Mind
... Your Mind is Only Useful When Tamed.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It is the eye of ignorance that assigns a fixed and
unchangeable color to every object;
beware of this stumbling block.
- Paul Gauguin

When you jump for joy, beware that no one moves the
ground from beneath your feet.
- Stanislaw Lec

Beware of all enterprises that require a new set of clothes.
- Henry David Thoreau

Beware of endeavoring to become a great man in a hurry.
One such attempt in ten thousand may succeed.
These are fearful odds.
- Benjamin Disraeli

Beware prejudices.
They are like rats, and men's minds are like traps;
prejudices get in easily,
but it is doubtful if they ever get out.
- Lord Jeffrey

Judges must beware of hard constructions and strained inferences,
for there is no worse torture than that of laws.
- Francis Bacon

Beware of him that is slow to anger;
for when it is long coming,
it is the stronger when it comes, and the longer kept.
Abused patience turns to fury.
- Francis Quarles

Beware of no man more than of yourself;
we carry our worst enemies within us.
- Charles Spurgeon

I think right about now we have to beware of marketed Malcolms and Martins.
Real people do real things.
- Chuck D. *q

Beware of the man who works hard to learn something,
learns it, and finds himself no wiser than before.
- Kurt Vonnegut


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