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(620-560BC) Legendary Greek Fabulist

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He that is discontented in one place will seldom be content in another.

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.

Appearances are deceptive.

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

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

Example is the best precept.

Familiarity breeds contempt.

Fine clothes may disguise, but foolish words will disclose a fool.

He that is neither one thing nor the other has no friends.

It is easy to be brave from a safe distance.

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

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

Little by little does the trick.

Men often bear little grievances with less courage than they do large misfortunes.

Much outcry, little outcome.

Never trust the advice of a man in difficulties.

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

Our insignificance is often the cause of our safety.

Outside show is a poor substitute for inner worth.

People often grudge others what they cannot enjoy themselves.

Persuasion is often more effectual than force.

Please all, and you will please none.

Plodding wins the race.

Put your shoulder to the wheel.

Self-conceit may lead to self-destruction.

Slow and steady wins the race.

The gods help them that help themselves.

The injuries we do and the injuries we suffer are seldom weighed on the same scales.

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

The smaller the mind the greater the conceit.

The unhappy derive comfort from the misfortunes of others.

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

We often despise what is most useful to us.

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

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

We would often be sorry if our wishes were granted.

Wealth unused might as well not exist.

What a splendid head, yet no brain.

Yield to all and you will soon have nothing to yield.