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

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

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

 

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

Please all, and you will please none.
- Aesop

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

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

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

Appearances are often deceiving.
- Aesop

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

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

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

The gods help them that help themselves.
- Aesop

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

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

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

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

Adventure is worthwhile.
- Aesop

Persuasion is often more effectual than force.
- Aesop

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

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

Injuries may be forgiven, but not forgotten.
- Aesop

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

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

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

Plodding wins the race.
- Aesop

Example is the best precept.
- 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

Familiarity breeds contempt.
- Aesop

Any excuse will serve a tyrant.
- Aesop

The smaller the mind the greater the conceit.
- Aesop

Gratitude is the sign of noble souls.
- 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

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

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

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

Self-conceit may lead to self destruction.
- Aesop

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

Put your shoulder to the wheel.
- 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

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

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

United we stand, divided we fall.
- Aesop

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

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

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

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our Light, not our Darkness, that most frightens us.
- Marianne Williamson

What we think, we become.
All that we are arises with our thoughts.
With our thoughts, we make the world.
- The Buddha

The world is perfect. It's a mess.
It has always been a mess.
We are not going to change it.
Our job is to straighten out our own lives.
- Joseph Campbell

Our faith gives us knowledge of something better.
- E. F. Schumacher

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

It is our choices ... that show what we truly are,
far more than our abilities.
- J. K. Rowling (Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets)

As we work to create light for others,
we naturally light our own way.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Our lives begin to end the day we become silent
about things that matter.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

The purpose of our lives is to be happy.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Each of us dwells in a cathedral of our own BEing
that is created vast enough to encompass Unity with all creation.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When the vast cathedral of our being
becomes a sanctuary for all creation,
we become the face of God.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We cannot choose our external circumstances,
but we can always choose how to respond to them.
- Epictetus

The worst sin toward our fellow creatures
is not to hate them,
but to be indifferent to them:
that's the essence of inhumanity.
- George Bernard Shaw

We all live with the objective of being happy;
our lives are all different and yet the same.
- Anne Frank

Our greatest glory is not in never falling,
but in rising every time we fall.
- Confucius

Our Joy comes from living our own lives simply -
never from demanding that others live simply -
or from ever making any demands whatsoever upon others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is NOT "Supposed to be Fair."
Know that there is no single way that life is "supposed" to be.
Demanding that life meet our expectations
is a sure fire recipe for a miserable existence.
Life is a game with no rules.
Life just happens to us regardless of our best intentions.
Our only path to happiness lies in being open
to receiving whatever life throws at us -
with Gratitude. Have NO Expectations of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Every thought we think is creating our future.
- Louise L. Hay


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