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Put your shoulder to the wheel. ...
by Aesop

Put your shoulder to the wheel.
- 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Persuasion is often more effectual than force.
- Aesop

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

Please all, and you will please none.
- Aesop

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

The gods help them that help themselves.
- Aesop

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

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

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

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

Self-conceit may lead to self destruction.
- Aesop

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

Example is the best precept.
- Aesop

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

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

Do not count your chickens before they are hatched.
- 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

Injuries may be forgiven, but not forgotten.
- Aesop

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

Appearances are often deceiving.
- Aesop

Any excuse will serve a tyrant.
- Aesop

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

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

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

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

The little reed, bending to the force of the wind,
soon stood upright again when the storm had passed over.
- 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 easy to be brave from a safe distance.
- Aesop

Adventure is worthwhile.
- 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

Plodding wins the race.
- Aesop

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

Familiarity breeds contempt.
- Aesop

United we stand, divided we fall.
- Aesop

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

The smaller the mind the greater the conceit.
- Aesop

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

The way I see it, if you want the rainbow,
you gotta put up with the rain.
- Dolly Parton

It is easier to put on slippers
than to carpet the entire world
- Al Franken

Only love has the ability to put you in that state of bliss
- don Miguel Ruiz

Love begins at home, and it is not how much we do...
but how much love we put in that action.
- Mother Teresa

Non-violence is not a garment to be put on and off at will.
Its seat is in the heart,
and it must be an inseparable part of our being.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm.
- Abraham Lincoln

Angry and happy don't mix.
Flush out the angry,
and the happy has a place to put down roots.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Since you get more joy out of giving joy to others,
you should put a good deal of thought
into the happiness that you are able to give.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Put some distance between yourself
and whatever is concerning you.
Distance in space or time
always creates a new perspective.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Put on your own oxygen mask first.
- Airline companies

Who were you before you put yourself last.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

You can do anything you put your mind to.
- Anonymous

It is not the magnitude of our actions
but the amount of love
that is put into them that matters.
- Mother Teresa

If you paint in your mind a picture of
bright and happy expectations,
you put yourself into a condition conducive to your goal.
- Norman Vincent Peale

Never put off till tomorrow what you can do today.
- Thomas Jefferson
(also attributed to Benjamin Franklin and Lord Chesterfield)

You only get out what you put in.
- Anonymous

If you have built castles in the air,
your work need not be lost;
that is where they should be.
Now put foundations under them.
- Henry David Thoreau

Reality is what you believe it to be.
It's what you put your thought and energy into,
because your hands physically manifest thought.
So your world becomes what you feel and what you think.
- Jewel


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