Aesop

Greek fabulist and story teller

Lived from: 620-564 BCE

Quotes: Aesop

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    Appearances are deceptive.
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    Don't count your chickens before they are hatched.
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    He that is discontented in one place will seldom be content in another.
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    A crust eaten in peace is better than a banquet partaken in anxiety.
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    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.
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    A liar will not be believed, even when he speaks the truth.
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    Affairs are easier of entrance than of exit; and it is but common prudence to see our way out before we venture in.
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    After all is said and done, more is said than done.
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    Any excuse will serve a tyrant.
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    Be content with your lot; one cannot be first in everything.
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    Better be wise by the misfortunes of others than by your own.
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    Beware lest you lose the substance by grasping at the shadow.
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    Destroy the seed of evil, or it will grow up to your ruin.
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    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.
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    Enemies promises were made to be broken.
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