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The smaller the mind the greater the conceit. ...
by Aesop

The smaller the mind the greater the conceit.
- 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

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

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

Adventure is worthwhile.
- Aesop

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

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

Any excuse will serve a tyrant.
- Aesop

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

Familiarity breeds contempt.
- Aesop

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

Please all, and you will please none.
- 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

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

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

Gratitude is the sign of noble souls.
- Aesop

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

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

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

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

Plodding wins the race.
- Aesop

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

We often give our enemies the means for our own destruction.
- 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 injuries we do and those we suffer are seldom weighed in the same scales.
- Aesop

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

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

Example is the best precept.
- Aesop

United we stand, divided we fall.
- Aesop

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

Self-conceit may lead to self destruction.
- Aesop

Persuasion is often more effectual than force.
- Aesop

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

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

Appearances are often deceiving.
- Aesop

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

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

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

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

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

The gods help them that help themselves.
- Aesop

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

Put your shoulder to the wheel.
- 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

Injuries may be forgiven, but not forgotten.
- Aesop

Persevere in moving toward highly worthwhile but difficult goals.
In smaller issues, take an easier course.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Modern cynics and skeptics... see no harm in paying those
to whom they entrust the minds of their children
a smaller wage than is paid to those to whom
they entrust the care of their plumbing.
- John F. Kennedy

Sometimes it happens that a man's circle
of horizon becomes smaller and smaller,
and as the radius approaches zero
it concentrates on one point.
And then that becomes his point of view.
- David Hilbert

The higher the voice the smaller the intellect.
- Ernest Newman

War will never cease until babies begin to come into
the world with larger cerebrums and smaller adrenal glands.
- H. L. Mencken

I think our voters have made it clear.
Unless someone can demonstrate to me that having larger
class sizes is better than having smaller class sizes,
I'm not going to support it.
- Ron Klein

Don't overstate Fox News.
It's still much smaller than the least of the network niches.
- Tom Brokaw

Why do we need to wait until somebody sells 10 million
records to give people a show like that? What about us smaller,
hungry folk? At least gimme a curtain!
- Angie Stone

When you get up there in years, the fairways get longer
and the holes get smaller.
- Bobby Locke

My partner, Beth Alexander, and I want to produce smaller films,
but commercially viable films that will enable me to
make the kinds of movies I want to make.
- Stanley Tucci

Sometimes I get the feeling the whole world is against me,
but deep down I know that's not true.
Some of the smaller countries are neutral.
- Robert Orben

It's gotten out of control.
It's taking bigger and bigger names to make smaller and smaller films.
I worry that important films without a big name attached won't get made at all.
- Glenn Close

Maybe because she's smaller than me she might look taller.
- Amber Benson

From cutting back on state contracts to reducing the number of state cars,
We're making state government smaller,
smarter, more efficient, and more accountable.
- Jim Doyle

I turn up in Los Angeles every now and then,
so I can get some big money films in order to finance my smaller money films.
- John Hurt

The Stones always tried to do the odd smaller gig when they could.
- Bill Wyman

I guess the line between being paranoid and being a
rock star is smaller than one would expect.
- Brian Molko

Two things are as big as the man who possesses them -
neither bigger nor smaller.
One is a minute, the other a dollar.
- Channing Pollock


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