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AESOP
Greek fabulist and author
(c. 620 BC - c. 560 BC)
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A crust eaten in peace is better than a banquet partaken in anxiety.
      - [Food]

Acquaintance softens prejudice.
      - [Acquaintances]

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

Any excuse will serve a tyrant.
      - [Excuses]

Bad as any government may be, it is seldom worse than anarchy.
      - [Anarchy]

Be content with your lot; one cannot be first in everything.
      - [Contentment]

Better be wise by the misfortunes of others than by your own.
      - [Misfortune]

Better to starve free than be a fat slave.
      - [Freedom]

Beware that you do not lose the substance by grasping at the shadow.
      - [Illusion]

Enemies' promises were made to be broken.
      - [Promises]

Even a hare, the weakest of animals, may insult a dead lion.
      - [Insult]

I will have naught to do with a man who can blow hot and cold with the same breath.
      - [Inconsistency]

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

Injuries may be forgiven, but not forgotten.
      - [Injury]

It is not only fine feathers that make fine birds.
      - [Apparel]

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

Men often bear little grievances with less courage than they do large misfortunes.
      - [Endurance]

Much outcry, little outcome.
      - [Noise]

No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.
      - [Kindness]

Outside show is a poor substitute for inner worth.
      - [Pretension]

Slow but steady wins the race.
      - [Slowness]

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

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

Vices are their own punishment.
      - [Vice]

We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office.
      - [Thieving]


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