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Outer show is a poor substitute for inner worth. ...
by Aesop

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

Related topics: Values

Poverty with security is better than plenty
in the midst of fear and uncertainty.
- 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

United we stand, divided we fall.
- Aesop

Put your shoulder to the wheel.
- Aesop

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Gratitude is the sign of noble souls.
- Aesop

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

Please all, and you will please none.
- Aesop

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

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

Appearances are often deceiving.
- Aesop

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

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

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

Plodding wins the race.
- Aesop

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

Example is the best precept.
- Aesop

Familiarity breeds contempt.
- Aesop

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

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

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

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

Persuasion is often more effectual than force.
- Aesop

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

Self-conceit may lead to self destruction.
- 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

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

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

The smaller the mind the greater the conceit.
- Aesop

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

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

Any excuse will serve a tyrant.
- Aesop

Injuries may be forgiven, but not forgotten.
- Aesop

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Adventure is worthwhile.
- 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

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

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

The gods help them that help themselves.
- Aesop

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

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

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

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

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

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

We're so engaged in doing things
to achieve purposes of outer value
that we forget the inner value,
the rapture that is associated
with being alive, is what it is all about.
- Joseph Campbell

We can never obtain peace in the outer world
until we make peace with ourselves.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

The simplification of life is one of the steps to inner peace.
A persistent simplification will create an inner and outer well-being
that places harmony in one's life.
- Peace Pilgrim

Stop! Breathe deeply.
Begin bringing peace to the outer world
by regaining your own inner peace.
Choose love, choose gratitude,
choose forgiveness, choose peace.
Begin with your own inner peace.
Then use that inner peace
as a platform from which
to approach the outer world
with perspective, understanding, and patience.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A few minutes ago every tree was excited,
bowing to the roaring storm,
waving, swirling, tossing their branches
in glorious enthusiasm like worship.
But though to the outer ear these trees
are now silent, their songs never cease.
- John Muir

Dream study impacts culture.
We are put in touch with the inner poet who dreams.
We hear our inner, subjective response to the outer world.
That helps spiritualize our lives.
- Henry Reed

Inner space is so much more interesting,
because outer space is so empty.
- Theodore Sturgeon

How pathetically scanty my self-knowledge is compared with,
say, my knowledge of my room.
There is no such thing as observation of the inner world,
as there is of the outer world.
- Franz Kafka

After one look at this planet any visitor from outer
space would say 'I want to see the manager.'
- William S. Burroughs

And then when I went to Chicago, that's when I had
these outer space experiences and went to the other planets.
- Sun Ra

You may not seem able to change some outer circumstances
but you can start by changing your inner experience of life and yourself.
- Joy Page

After all it is those who have a deep and real inner
life who are best able to deal with the irritating details of outer life.
- Evelyn Underhill

The House of Lords is the British Outer Mongolia for retired politicians.
- Tony Benn

Genius without religion is only a lamp on the outer gate of a palace;
it may serve to cast a gleam of light on those that are without,
while the inhabitant sits in darkness.
- Hannah More

Our passionate preoccupation with the sky,
the stars, and a God somewhere in outer space is a homing impulse.
We are drawn back to where we came from.
- Eric Hoffer

We have been endowed with the capacity and the power
to create desirable pictures within and to find them
automatically in the outer world of our environment.
- John McDonald

Now we are flying off into outer space,
there is no clear curb on what can be done in the name of the economy.
- Susan George

My project was radiation damage of Si and Ge by energetic electrons,
critical for the use of the recently developed semiconductor
devices for applications in outer space.
- Walter Kohn


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