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Aesop Quotes

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

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.

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

Adventure is worthwhile.

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

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

Any excuse will serve a tyrant.

Appearances are often deceiving.

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

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

Beware lest you lose the substance by grasping at the shadow.

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

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

Do not count your chickens before they are hatched.

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.

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

Example is the best precept.

Familiarity breeds contempt.

Gratitude is the sign of noble souls.

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