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Self-conceit may lead to self destruction. ...
by Aesop

Self-conceit may lead to self destruction.
- 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

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

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

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

Injuries may be forgiven, but not forgotten.
- Aesop

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

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

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

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

Plodding wins the race.
- Aesop

Adventure is worthwhile.
- Aesop

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

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

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

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

Familiarity breeds contempt.
- Aesop

Never trust the advice of a man in difficulties.
- 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

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

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

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

United we stand, divided we fall.
- Aesop

The unhappy derive comfort from the misfortunes of others.
- 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 with our passions as it is with fire and water,
they are good servants, but bad masters.
- Aesop

Gratitude is the sign of noble souls.
- Aesop

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

The smaller the mind the greater the conceit.
- Aesop

Example is the best precept.
- Aesop

Appearances are often deceiving.
- 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

Persuasion is often more effectual than force.
- Aesop

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

Please all, and you will please none.
- Aesop

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

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

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

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

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

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

Any excuse will serve a tyrant.
- Aesop

Put your shoulder to the wheel.
- Aesop

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

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

The gods help them that help themselves.
- Aesop

Simply do your best, and you will avoid
self-judgment, self-abuse and regret.
- don Miguel Ruiz

Forgiveness is an act of self-love and respect.
- don Miguel Ruiz

Nobody can bring you peace but yourself.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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)

What lies behind us and what lies before us
are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Always be a first-rate version of yourself,
instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.
- Judy Garland

I do not need anyone's permission to be my true self.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You do not need anyone's permission to be your true self.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Talent is God-given; be humble.
Fame is man-given; be thankful.
Conceit is self-given; be careful.
- John Wooden

This above all, to thine own self be true.
- William Shakespeare

May your life always be Counterpoint to the Clamor of the World.
May you delight in Dancing Lightly With Life.
May you soar on eagle wings, high above the madness of the world.
May you always sing Melody in the Symphony of Your Life.
May you taste, smell, and touch your dreams of a beautiful tomorrow.
May your sun always shine, and your sky be forever blue.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

Nearly all men can stand adversity,
but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
- Abraham Lincoln

The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are.
- Joseph Campbell

Self-respect is not a function of size, age, or wealth.
Breathe deep, sing loud and sweet,
"I am me, I am unique, I am magnificent."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You have enemies? Good.
That means you've stood up for something,
sometime in your life.
- Winston Churchill

May your life always be Counterpoint to the Clamor of the World.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves.
- Edmund Hillary


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