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

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

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

 

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

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

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Never trust the advice of a man in difficulties.
- 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

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

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

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

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

Example is the best precept.
- Aesop

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

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

United we stand, divided we fall.
- Aesop

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

Put your shoulder to the wheel.
- Aesop

Gratitude is the sign of noble souls.
- Aesop

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

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

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

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

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

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

Injuries may be forgiven, but not forgotten.
- Aesop

Please all, and you will please none.
- Aesop

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

Adventure is worthwhile.
- Aesop

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

Persuasion is often more effectual than force.
- Aesop

Self-conceit may lead to self destruction.
- Aesop

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

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

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

Familiarity breeds contempt.
- Aesop

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

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

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

The gods help them that help themselves.
- Aesop

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

Appearances are often deceiving.
- Aesop

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

Plodding wins the race.
- Aesop

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

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

Any excuse will serve a tyrant.
- Aesop

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

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

The smaller the mind the greater the conceit.
- Aesop

We must all hang together,
or assuredly we shall all hang separately.
- Benjamin Franklin

When you reach the end of your rope,
tie a knot and hang on.
- Anonymous Saying
(Sometimes attributed to Franklin D. Roosevelt,
Eleanor Roosevelt, or Thomas Jefferson)

We must, indeed, all hang together or,
most assuredly, we shall all hang separately.
- Benjamin Franklin

Great talents are the most lovely
and often the most dangerous
fruits on the tree of humanity.
They hang upon the most slender twigs
that are easily snapped off.
- Carl Jung

Hang tough... big girl panties today.
- Anonymous humor

When you reach the end of your rope,
tie a knot in it and hang on.
- Thomas Jefferson

I sing seriously to my mom on the phone.
To put her to sleep, I have to sing "Maria" from West Side Story.
When I hear her snoring, I hang up.
- Adam Sandler

Any old place I can hang my hat is home sweet home to me.
- William Jerome

I think I've discovered the secret of life -
you just hang around until you get used to it.
- Charles M. Schulz

I found there was only one way to look thin:
hang out with fat people.
- Rodney Dangerfield

Home is our sanctuary, where we:
relax into being ourselves,
play with our inner child,
paint the walls green and pink,
dig in the dirt,
grow something,
love somebody else,
love ourselves even more,
snuggle with a warm blanket on a Sunday afternoon,
hang "go away" on the door whenever we want,
clean and tidy often... or never,
launch from and return to,
are truly ourselves.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Mostly it would be those who rode in a particular even
would hang out with those who rode in the same event.
- Chris LeDoux

I didn't hang around films.
I don't know if I'd ever seen Hitchcock's The Lady Vanishes.
- Patricia Highsmith

Give me six lines written by the most honorable of men,
and I will find an excuse in them to hang him.
- Cardinal Richelieu

I get a lot from all young people.
I make movies for young people.
If I made pictures for people my age,
no one would see them.
I hang with young people all the time.
- Robert Evans

Easier to climb up, than to just hang on.
- Ronald Harwood

Usually I'll go to San Diego to hang out with my parents if I want to unwind.
- Mario Lopez

Guys would hang out in groups just to be with the music.
- Jim Capaldi


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