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Aesop's Fables Morals

Phwaaaa!! So... many... quotes...! ::eyes spin anime-style:: Well, all these... ::counts:: one hundred and fifty-two quotes are the morals from Aesop's Fables. Many thanks to a good friend of mine, Chiri-chan!! (This took a LONG TIME to format into presentable web-style...)

1.) Some begrudge others what they cannot enjoy themselves.

2.) Appearances often are deceiving.

3.) Honesty is the best policy.

4.) Flatterers are not to be trusted.

5.) Don't bite the hand that feeds you!

6.) Beware of the promises of a desperate man!

7.) There is no arguing a coward into courage.

8.) Do not count your chickens before they are hatched.

9.) It is thrifty to prepare today for the wants of tomorrow.

10.) It is one thing to propose, another to execute.

11.) The smaller the mind the greater the conceit.

12.) It is not safe to trust the advice of a man in difficulties.

13.) An old trick may be played once too often.

14.) Any fool can despise what he cannot get.

15.) He who has many friends has no friends.

16.) Necessity is our strongest weapon.

17.) Lean freedom is better than fat slavery.

18.) The greedy who want more lose all.

19.) A needy thief steals more than one who enjoys plenty.

20.) Liberty is too high a price to pay for revenge.

21.) United we stand; divided we fall.

22.) They who neglect their old friends for the sake of new ones are rightly served when they lose both.

23.) Slow and steady wins the race.

24.) Gratitude is a quality not limited to man.

25.) One good turn deserves another.

26.) Trouble comes from the direction we least expect it.

27.) He that finds discontentment in one place is not likely to find happiness in another.

28.) In choosing allies look to their power as well as their will to help you.

29.) Too many disagreements have naught but a shadow for a basis.

30.) One man's meat may be another man's poison.

31.) They who voluntarily put themselves under the power of a tyrant deserve whatever fate they receive.

32.) As in the body, so in the state, each member in his proper sphere must work for the common good.

33.) Let well enough alone!

34.) Beware of the insincere friend!

35.) He who is once deceived is doubly cautious.

36.) Try to please all and you end by pleasing none.

37.) False confidence is the forerunner of misfortune.

38.) It is better to drink second at the spring than to furnish food for the vultures.

39.) Familiarity breeds contempt.

40.) Necessity is the mother of invention.

41.) He who does a thing will does not need to boast.

42.) Gossips are to be seen and not heard.

43.) Even a fool is wise-when it is too late!

44.) He laughs best who laughs last.

45.) Many go out for wool and come home shorn.

46.) A bird in the cage is worth two on a branch.

47.) To be satisfied with one's lot is better than to desire something which one is not fitted to receive.

48.) The ignorant despise what is precious only because they cannot understand it.

49.) He who prays hard against his neighbor brings a curse upon himself.

50.) A man may smile, yet be a villain.

51.) Men often mistake notoriety for fame.

52.) The child is father to the man.

53.) There is always someone worse off than yourself.

54.) The best liars often get caught in their own lies.

55.) Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.

56.) A bad temper carries with it its own punishment.

57.) The true value of money is not in its possession but in its use.

58.) If you must revile you neighbor, make certain first that he cannot reach you.

59.) It is safer to know one's guest before offering hospitality.

60.) Treachery is the basest crime of all.

61.) He who groans loudest is often the least hurt.

62.) It is time to criticize the works of others when you have done some good thing yourself.

63.) Even the wildest can be tamed by love.

64.) Misery loves company.

65.) A level path is pleasing to the laden beast.

66.) A change of scene does not change one's character.

67.) The gods help them that help themselves.

68.) Some men can blow hot and blow cold with the same breath.

69.) If you want a task well done, then do it yourself.

70.) Half a loaf is better than no bread.

71.) We learn by the misfortunes of others.

72.) Self-conceit leads to self-destruction.

73.) Only fools fight to exhaustion while the rogue runs off with the dinner.

74.) One plan that works is better than a hundred doubtful ones.

75.) Stretch your arm no farther than your sleeve will reach.

76.) Clothes may disguise a fool, but his words will give him away.

77.) Hypocrisy is the cloak of villainy.

78.) Quality is more important than quantity.

79.) He who seeks a compliment sometimes discovers the truth.

80.) Industry sometimes pays unexpected dividends.

81.) In union there is strength.

82.) It requires more than wings to be an eagle.

83.) Too often we despise the very things that are most useful to us.

84.) Any excuse will serve a tyrant.

85.) Those who take temporary advantage of their neighbors' difficulties

may live to repent of their insolence.

86.) Persuasion is better than force.

87.) Liars are not believed even when they tell the truth.

88.) Uninvited guests are often most welcome when they are gone.

89.) Beware of a friend with an ulterior motive.

90.) Know thy place and keep it.

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

92.) Do boldly what you do at all.

93.) Spare the rod and spoil the child. 94.) The laws of hospitality are not to be broken with impunity. 95.) Avoid too powerful neighbors. 96.) There is no profit in blaming your foolish mistakes on foolish advisers.

97.) Those who live on exception are sure to be disappointed.

98.) A crust eaten in peace is better than a banquet partaken in anxiety.

99.) You are judged by the company you keep.

100.) We are but sorry witnesses in our own cause.

101.) In dangerous times wise men say nothing.

102.) There is no eye like the master's.

103.) There is as much malice in a wink as in a word.

104.) Many may share in the labors but not in the spoils.

105.) Don't believe all you hear.

106.) Every truth has two sides.

107.)Enemies' promises are made to be broken.

108.) Don't trust a friend who is liable to desert you when trouble comes.

109.) You can't please everybody.

110.) Vanity carries its own punishment.

111.) They who enter by the back stairs may expect to be shown out at the window.

112.) Do not denounce the genuine, only to applaud an imitation.

113.) Grasp at the shadow and lose the substance.

114.) How sorry we would be if many of our wishes were granted.

115.) He who compasses the destruction of his neighbor often is caught in his own snare.

116.) It is better to bend than to break.

117.) Unless the seed of evil is destroyed it will grow up to destroy us.

118.) He who plays a trick must be prepared to take a joke.

119.) How often do we supply our enemies with the means of our own destruction.

120.) He who tries to outsmart his neighbor winds up by outsmarting himself.

121.) The humble are secure from many dangers to which the proud are subject.

122.) Happiness is not to be found in borrowed finery.

123.) Example is the best precept.

124.) Magnificent promises often end in paltry performances.

125.) To do the right thing at the right season is a great art.

126.) Yield to the caprices of all and you soon will have nothing to yield at all.

127.) Too much cunning overreaches itself.

128.) Those who pretend to be what they are not, sooner or later, find themselves in deep water.

129.) It is too late to whet the sword when the trumpet sounds.

130.) They are foolish who give their enemy the means of destroying them.

131.) Don't covet more than you can carry.

132.) Braggarts usually get themselves laughed at in the end.

133.) To the selfish all are selfish.

133.) Think twice before you leap!

134.) He who will not allow his friend to share the prize must not expect him to share the danger.

135.) The best laid-out scheme often has a kickback.

136.) Pride goeth before a fall.

137.) He winds up friendless who plays both sides against the middle.

138.) No gratitude is to be expected from the wicked.

139.) A bribe in hand betrays mischief at heart.

140.) He who incites to strife is worse than he who takes part in it.

141.) It is difficult to see beyond one's own nose.

142.) Trust not in him that seems a saint.

143.) When our neighbor's house in on fire, it is time to look to our own.

144.) Physician, heal thyself!

145.) Thy pride is but the prologue if thy shame.

146.) A willful beast must go his own way.

147.) What is bred in the bone will never be absent in the flesh.

148.) Men are too apt to condemn in others the very things they do themselves.

149.) They also serve who only stand and wait.

150.) Figures don't lie, but they won't make a hen lay.

151.) Throw no stones into the will that quenched your thirst.

152.) There is a time and place for everything.