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It is one thing to say that something should be done,
by Aesop

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

Related topics: Motivational Cynical

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

 

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

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

Appearances are often deceiving.
- Aesop

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Affairs are easier of entrance than of exit;
and it is but common prudence to see our way out before we venture in.
- Aesop

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

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

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

Self-conceit may lead to self destruction.
- Aesop

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

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

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

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

Any excuse will serve a tyrant.
- Aesop

Familiarity breeds contempt.
- Aesop

The smaller the mind the greater the conceit.
- Aesop

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

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

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

Gratitude is the sign of noble souls.
- Aesop

Adventure is worthwhile.
- Aesop

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

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

The gods help them that help themselves.
- Aesop

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

Plodding wins the race.
- 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

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

Put your shoulder to the wheel.
- Aesop

Please all, and you will please none.
- Aesop

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

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

People often grudge others what they cannot enjoy themselves.
- 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

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

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

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

Persuasion is often more effectual than force.
- Aesop

United we stand, divided we fall.
- Aesop

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

Injuries may be forgiven, but not forgotten.
- Aesop

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

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

Don't let one cloud obliterate the whole sky.
- Anais Nin

"Just living is not enough," said the butterfly,
"one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower."
- Hans Christian Andersen

The greatest mistake you can make in life
is to be continually fearing you will make one.
- Elbert Hubbard

Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal
with the intent of throwing it at someone else;
you are the one who gets burned.
- The Buddha

Love one another but make not a bond of love.
Let it rather be a moving sea
between the shores of your souls.
- Khalil Gibran

Drop the sword - for there is but one flesh to wound,
and it is the one flesh of all humankind.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We must be willing to get rid of the life we've planned,
so as to have the life that is waiting for us.
The old skin has to be shed before the new one can come.
- Joseph Campbell

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

To know yet to think that one does not know is best;
Not to know yet to think that one knows
will lead to difficulty.
- Lao Tzu

Individually, we are one drop.
Together, we are an ocean.
- Ryunosuke Satoro

Try a new perspective on diversity.
Across the country and around the world,
we are all one.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

One can never consent to creep when one feels the impulse to soar.
- Helen Keller

To laugh often and much;
to win the respect of intelligent people
and the affection of children,
to leave the world a better place,
to know even one life has breathed easier
because you have lived,
this is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

I am one with the Earth,
with the Water, with the Fire,
with the Air that I breathe,
with all Living Things,
and we are all one with Spirit.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There are only two ways to live your life.
One is as though nothing is a miracle.
The other is as though everything is a miracle.
- Albert Einstein

One does not discover new lands without consenting
to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.
- Andre Gide

This day I will marry my friend,
the one I laugh with, live for, dream with, love.
- Anonymous

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


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