Q – Aesop

Aesop circa 620 - 564BC was an Ancient Greek story teller and has been credited with a collection of fables known as Aesop’s fables.

 

‘The smaller the mind the greater the conceit’

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‘We often give our enemies the means for our own destruction’

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‘After all is said and done, more is said than done’

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‘Outside show is a poor substitute for inner worth’

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‘A liar will not be believed, even when he speaks the truth’

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

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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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‘United we stand, divided we fall’

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‘It is not only fine feathers that make fine birds’

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‘Be content with your lot; one cannot be first in everything’

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‘A crust eaten in peace is better than a banquet partaken in anxiety’

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‘Persuasion is often more effectual than force’

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‘Slow but steady wins the race’

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‘Do not count your chickens before they are hatched’

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

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‘Destroy the seed of evil, or it will grow up to your ruin’

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‘It is thrifty to prepare today for the wants of tomorrow’

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‘The gods help them that help themselves’

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‘Familiarity breeds contempt’

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

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‘Let a man be one thing or the other, and we then know how to meet him’

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‘Better be wise by the misfortunes of others than by your own’

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‘A man is known by the company he keeps’

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