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The gods help them that help themselves. ...
by Aesop

The gods help them that help themselves.
- 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

The smaller the mind the greater the conceit.
- Aesop

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

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

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

Please all, and you will please none.
- Aesop

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

Do not count your chickens before they are hatched.
- 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

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

United we stand, divided we fall.
- Aesop

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

Put your shoulder to the wheel.
- Aesop

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

Outside show is a poor substitute for inner worth.
- 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

Any excuse will serve a tyrant.
- Aesop

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

Appearances are often deceiving.
- Aesop

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

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

Self-conceit may lead to self destruction.
- Aesop

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

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

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

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

Adventure is worthwhile.
- Aesop

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

Familiarity breeds contempt.
- Aesop

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

Persuasion is often more effectual than force.
- Aesop

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

Example is the best precept.
- Aesop

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

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

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

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

Gratitude is the sign of noble souls.
- Aesop

Plodding wins the race.
- Aesop

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

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

Injuries may be forgiven, but not forgotten.
- Aesop

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

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

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

Whoever undertakes to set himself up
as a judge of Truth and Knowledge
is shipwrecked by the laughter of the gods.
- Albert Einstein

To a very young child, mommy and daddy are gods.
We spend our lives looking to regain
that sense of being cared for and protected.
Thus religion.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Let us be silent, that we may
hear the whispers of the gods.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

I do not concern myself with gods and spirits
either good or evil, nor do I serve any.
- Lao Tzu

The heart of marriage is memories; and if the two of
you happen to have the same ones and can savor your reruns,
then your marriage is a gift from the gods.
- Bill Cosby

Love is the joy of the good, the wonder of the wise,
the amazement of the Gods.
- Plato

When men destroy their old gods,
they will find new ones to take their place.
- Pearl S. Buck

Every people have gods to suit their circumstances.
- Henry David Thoreau

The ineffable joy of forgiving and being forgiven forms
an ecstasy that might well arouse the envy of the gods.
- Elbert Hubbard

It is folly for a man to pray to the gods for that
which he has the power to obtain by himself.
- Epicurus

Science has made us gods even before we are worthy of being men.
- Jean Rostand

It is impossible to imagine the universe run by a wise,
just and omnipotent God, but it is quite easy to imagine
it run by a board of gods.
- H. L. Mencken

I want to know all Gods thoughts;
all the rest are just details.
- Albert Einstein

All gods are homemade, and it is we who pull their strings,
and so, give them the power to pull ours.
- Aldous Huxley

Gods always behave like the people who make them.
- Zora Neale Hurston

We are all atheists about most of the gods
that societies have ever believed in.
Some of us just go one god further.
- Richard Dawkins

It does me no injury for my neighbor to say
there are twenty gods or no God.
- Thomas Jefferson

Of all the gods only death does not desire gifts.
- Aeschylus


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