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No act of kindness, no matter how small,
by Aesop

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

Outer show is a poor substitute for inner worth.
- 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

Self-conceit may lead to self destruction.
- Aesop

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The smaller the mind the greater the conceit.
- Aesop

Plodding wins the race.
- Aesop

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

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

The gods help them that help themselves.
- Aesop

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

Gratitude is the sign of noble souls.
- Aesop

Familiarity breeds contempt.
- Aesop

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

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

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

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

Put your shoulder to the wheel.
- 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

Appearances are often deceiving.
- Aesop

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

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

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

Injuries may be forgiven, but not forgotten.
- Aesop

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

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

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

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

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

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

United we stand, divided we fall.
- 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

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

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

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

Adventure is worthwhile.
- 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

Please all, and you will please none.
- Aesop

Any excuse will serve a tyrant.
- Aesop

Our insignificance is often the cause of our safety.
- 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

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

Persuasion is often more effectual than force.
- Aesop

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

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

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

Example is the best precept.
- Aesop

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

A good traveler has no fixed plans,
and is not intent on arriving.
- Lao Tzu

Everyone is a prisoner of his own experiences.
No one can eliminate prejudices -
just recognize them.
- Edward R. Murrow

Believe nothing, no matter where you read it,
or who said it, no matter if I have said it,
unless it agrees with your own reason
and your own common sense.
- The Buddha

If we have no peace,
it is because we have forgotten
that we belong to each other.
- Mother Teresa

I leave no trace of wings in the air,
but I am glad I have had my flight.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Clouds come floating into my life,
no longer to carry rain or usher storm,
but to add color to my sunset sky.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Time, like life itself, has no inherent meaning.
We give our own meaning to time as to life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

See no evil, Hear no evil, Speak no evil.
- Japanese pictorial maxim (the Three Wise Monkeys)

There are no facts, only interpretations.
- Friedrich Nietzsche

Say NO to the demands of the world.
Say YES to the longings of your own heart.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

He who can no longer pause to wonder
and stand rapt in awe,
is as good as dead;
his eyes are closed.
- Albert Einstein

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

Live with intention.
Walk to the edge.
Listen hard.
Practice wellness.
Play with abandon.
Laugh.
Choose with no regret.
Appreciate your friends.
Continue to learn.
Do what you love.
Live as if this is all there is.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

I say NO to the demands of the world.
I say YES to the longings of my own heart.
There is nothing I ever need to have.
There is nothing I ever need to do.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Where there is shouting, there is no true knowledge.
- Leonardo da Vinci

Remember, no matter where you go, there you are.
- Confucius

There is no passion to be found playing small -
in settling for a life that is less
than the one you are capable of living.
- Nelson Mandela

Where there is no accusation of "fault,"
there can be no anger.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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