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

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

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

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

Plodding wins the race.
- Aesop

Adventure is worthwhile.
- Aesop

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

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

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

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

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

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

Any excuse will serve a tyrant.
- Aesop

Gratitude is the sign of noble souls.
- Aesop

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

Example is the best precept.
- Aesop

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

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

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

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

The smaller the mind the greater the conceit.
- Aesop

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

Familiarity breeds contempt.
- Aesop

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

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

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

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

The gods help them that help themselves.
- Aesop

Appearances are often deceiving.
- Aesop

Injuries may be forgiven, but not forgotten.
- Aesop

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

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

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

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

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

United we stand, divided we fall.
- Aesop

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Put your shoulder to the wheel.
- 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

Persuasion is often more effectual than force.
- Aesop

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

Self-conceit may lead to self destruction.
- 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

Set the foot down with distrust on the crust of the world -
it is thin.
- Edna St.
Vincent Millay

Promises and pie-crust are made to be broken.
- Jonathan Swift

Older women are like aging strudels -
the crust may not be so lovely,
but the filling has come at last into its own.
- Robert Farrar Capon

Statistics are to baseball what a flaky crust is to Mom's apple pie.
- Harry Reasoner

We belabour, I think, under a very heavy crust of consumerism really.
- Emma Thompson

All civilization has from time to time become a thin
crust over a volcano of revolution.
- Henry Ellis

If the poor overweight jogger only knew how far he
had to run to work off the calories in a crust of bread
he might find it better in terms of pound per mile
to go to a massage parlor.
- Christiaan Barnard

Was I always going to be here? No I was not.
I was going to be homeless at one time,
a taxi driver, truck driver, or any kind of job that
would get me a crust of bread.
You never know what's going to happen.
- Morgan Freeman

The 2008 election settled nothing, not even for a while.
Our national politics are reflecting what appears to
be going on geologically,
on the bottom of the oceans and beneath the crust of the Earth:
the tectonic plates are moving.
- Peggy Noonan

When you share your last crust of bread with a beggar,
you mustn't behave as if you were throwing a bone to a dog.
You must give humbly, and thank him for allowing you
to have a part in his hunger.
- Giovanni Guareschi

We never repent of having eaten too little.
- Thomas Jefferson

How can they say my life is not a success? Have I not
for more than sixty years got enough to eat and escaped being eaten?
- Logan P. Smith

I haven't eaten at a McDonald's since I became President.
- William J. Clinton

Home computers are being called upon to perform many new functions,
including the consumption of homework formerly eaten by the dog.
- Doug Larson

Spaghetti can be eaten most successfully if you inhale
it like a vacuum cleaner.
- Sophia Loren

Somebody hits me, I'm going to hit him back.
Even if it does look like he hasn't eaten in a while.
- Charles Barkley

I've eaten things that didn't complain this much.
- Denis Leary

There exists no politician in India daring enough to
attempt to explain to the masses that cows can be eaten.
- Indira Gandhi


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