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Aesop (620 BC - 560 BC)
Greek slave & fable author [more author details]
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Better be wise by the misfortunes of others than by your own.
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In critical moments even the very powerful have need of the weakest.
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Injuries may be forgiven, but not forgotten.
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It is easy to be brave from a safe distance.
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It is with our passions, as it is with fire and water, they are good servants but bad masters.
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Never trust the advice of a man in difficulties.
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Persuasion is often more effectual than force.
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The smaller the mind the greater the conceit.
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United we stand, divided we fall.
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We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office.
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What a splendid head, yet no brain.
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Put your shoulder to the wheel.
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Aesop, Hercules and the Wagoner
The gods help them that help themselves.
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Aesop, Hercules and the Wagoner
Be content with your lot; one cannot be first in everything.
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Aesop, Juno and the Peacock
It is thrifty to prepare today for the wants of tomorrow.
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Aesop, The Ant and the Grasshopper
Union gives strength.
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Aesop, The Bundle of Sticks
Beware lest you lose the substance by grasping at the shadow.
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Aesop, The Dog and the Shadow
People often grudge others what they cannot enjoy themselves.
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Aesop, The Dog in the Manger
The shaft of the arrow had been feathered with one of the eagle's own plumes. We often give our enemies the means of our own destruction.
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Aesop, The Eagle and the Arrow
I am sure the grapes are sour.
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Aesop, The Fox and the Grapes
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