Greek slave & fable author
Aesop (from the Greek Aisopos), famous for his Fables, is supposed
to have lived from about 620 to 560 B.C. The place of his birth is
uncertain--Thrace, Phrygia, Aethiopia, Samos, Athens and Sardis all
claiming the honour. We possess little trustworthy information concerning
his life, except that he was the slave of Iadmon of Samos and met
with a violent death at the hands of the inhabitants of Delphi.
Never trust the advice of a man in difficulties.
Better be wise by the misfortunes of others than by your own.
In critical moments even the very powerful have need of the weakest.
It is easy to be brave from a safe distance.
It is with our passions, as it is with fire and water, they are good
servants but bad masters.
Persuasion is often more effectual than force.
The smaller the mind the greater the conceit.
We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office.
What a splendid head, yet no brain.
Put your shoulder to the wheel.
The gods help them that help themselves.
Be content with your lot; one cannot be first in everything.
It is thrifty to prepare today for the wants of tomorrow.
Union gives strength.
Beware lest you lose the substance by grasping at the shadow.
People often grudge others what they cannot enjoy themselves.
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.
Familiarity breed contempt.
Self-conceit may lead to self-destruction.
Slow and steady wins the race.
No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.
It is easier to get into the enemy's toils than out again.
I will have nought to do with a man who can blow hot and cold with
the same breath.
Do not count your chickens before they are hatched.
We would often be sorry if our wishes were gratified.
A crust eaten in peace is better than a banquet partaken in anxiety.
Any excuse will serve a tyrant.
Appearances often are deceiving.
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Auden, W. H.
Beethoven, Ludwig van
Bethune, Mary McLeod
Bush, George W.
Carver, George Washington
Cervantes, Miguel de
Chesterton, Gilbert K.
Churchill, Sir Winston
Clausewitz, Carl von
Du Bois, W. E. B.
Eisenhower, Dwight D.
Elizabeth I of England
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von
Hegel, Georg Wilhelm Friedrich
Hurston, Zora Neale
Inge, William Ralph
Jones, Bobby Tyre
Keynes, John Maynard
King, Martin Luther
Lowell, James Russell
Maistre, Joseph Marie de
Melbourne, William Lamb
Mencken, H. L.
Nixon, Richard Milhouse
Patton, George S.
Peter, Dr. Laurence J.
Priestly, J. B.
Sade, Marquis de
Saint-Exupery, Antoine de
Shaw, George Bernard
Truman, Harry S.
Trump, Donald J.
von Braun, Werner
Washington, Booker T.
Williams, William Carlos
Yeats, William Butler
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