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  • Much outcry, little outcome.
    (Aesop)

  • In union there is strength. 'Union gives strength' is the version in The Fables of Aesop, ed. Joseph Jacobs, p. 87 (1964).
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  • Aesop, that master storyteller of old, told this fable A jar of honey was upset in a housekeeper's room, and a number of flies were attracted by its sweetness. Placing their feet in it, the flies ate greedily. Their feet, however, became so smeared with honey that they could not use their wings, nor release themselves, and they were suffocated. Just as they were dying, they exclaimed 'Oh, foolish creatures that we are, for the sake of a little pleasure we have destroyed ourselves.'
    (Aesop)

  • You may share the labours of the great, but you will not share the spoil.
    (Aesop)

  • Thinking to get at once all the gold the goose could give, he killed it and opened it only to findnothing.
    (Aesop)


  • Appearances often are deceiving.
    (Aesop)

  • It is not only fine feathers that make fine birds.
    (Aesop)

  • We often give enemies the means of our own destruction.
    (Aesop)

  • It is thrifty to prepare today for the wants of tomorrow.
    (Aesop)

  • A doubtful friend is worse than a certain enemy. Let a man be one thing or the other, and we then know how to meet him.
    (Aesop)

  • Example is the best precept.
    (Aesop)

  • Outside show is a poor substitute for inner worth.
    (Aesop)

  • Adventure is worthwhile.
    (Aesop)

  • Distrust interested advice.
    (Aesop)

  • Injuries may be forgiven, but not forgotten.
    (Aesop)


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