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

People often grudge others what they cannot enjoy themselves.
- 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

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

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

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

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

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

Adventure is worthwhile.
- Aesop

Example is the best precept.
- Aesop

Appearances are often deceiving.
- 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

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

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

United we stand, divided we fall.
- Aesop

The gods help them that help themselves.
- Aesop

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

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

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

Plodding wins the race.
- Aesop

Injuries may be forgiven, but not forgotten.
- Aesop

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

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

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

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

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

Persuasion is often more effectual than force.
- Aesop

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

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

Self-conceit may lead to self destruction.
- Aesop

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

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

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

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

Put your shoulder to the wheel.
- Aesop

The smaller the mind the greater the conceit.
- Aesop

Any excuse will serve a tyrant.
- Aesop

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

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

Please all, and you will please none.
- Aesop

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

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

Familiarity breeds contempt.
- 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

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

Gratitude is the sign of noble souls.
- Aesop

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

To go against the dominant thinking of your friends,
of most of the people you see every day,
is perhaps the most difficult act of heroism you can perform.
- Theodore H. White

People only see what they are prepared to see.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

People will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget
how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou

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 believe that everything happens for a reason.
People change so that you can learn to let go,
things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right,
you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself,
and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.
- Marilyn Monroe

Don't live your life to please other people.
- Oprah Winfrey

Never believe that a few caring people can't change the world.
For, indeed, that's all who ever have.
- Margaret Mead

Truth is not defined by
how many people believe something.
Ask. Question. Think.
Decide - for yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I've learned that people will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou

If you can't feed a hundred people, then feed just one.
- Mother Teresa

To the people who love you,
you are beautiful already.
This is not because they're
blind to your shortcomings
but because they so clearly see your soul.
- Victoria Moran

People that seem so glorious are all show;
underneath they are like everyone else.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Imagine all the people living life in peace.
You may say I'm a dreamer,
but I'm not the only one.
I hope someday you'll join us,
and the world will be as one.
- John Lennon

Fear defeats more people than
any other one thing in the world.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

When people get caught up with that which is right
and they are willing to sacrifice for it,
there is no stopping point short of victory.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Whenever you're in conflict with someone,
there is one factor that can make the difference
between damaging your relationship and deepening it.
That factor is attitude.
- William James

You can't stop the music, nobody can stop the music.
- Village People

The enlightened give thanks
for what most people take for granted.
- Michael Beckwith


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