Tao Te Ching

The Power of Goodness, the Wisdom Beyond Words
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Aeschylus

Many value appearances more than reality—thus they violate what’s right.

Aeschylus

Many value appearances more than reality—thus they violate what’s right.

Aeschylus

The wisest of the wise still fail.

Aeschylus

In our sleep, pain which cannot forget falls drop by drop upon the heart until, in our own despair, against our will, comes wisdom through the awful grace of God.

Aeschylus

Time in its aging course teaches all things, overtakes all things alike, and brings all things to pass.

Aeschylus

To make wail and lament for one's ill fortune, when one will win a tear from the audience, is well worthwhile.

AesopAesop's Fables, the Aesopica

After all is said and done, more is said than done.

AesopAesop's Fables, the Aesopica

Better poverty without a care than wealth with its many obligations.

AesopAesop's Fables, the Aesopica

Beware lest you lose the substance by grasping at the shadow.

AesopAesop's Fables, the Aesopica

Every man carries two bags about him, one in front and one behind, and both are full of faults. The bag in front contains his neighbors' faults, the one behind his own. Hence it is that men do not see their own faults, but never fail to see those of others.

AesopAesop's Fables, the Aesopica

He that is discontented in one place will seldom be happy in another.

AesopAesop's Fables, the Aesopica

If men had all they wished, they would be often ruined.

AesopAesop's Fables, the Aesopica

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

AesopAesop's Fables, the Aesopica

The smaller the mind, the greater the conceit.

AesopAesop's Fables, the Aesopica

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

AesopAesop's Fables, the Aesopica

Flattery's the food of fools and whoso likes such airy meat, will soon have nothing else to eat.

AesopAesop's Fables, the Aesopica

Fools vainly think no sorrows like their own; but view the world and you will learn to bear misfortunes well, since all men have their share.

AesopAesop's Fables, the Aesopica

An honest mediocrity is the happiest state a man can wish for.

AesopAesop's Fables, the Aesopica

Birds of a feather will flock together. Wise men will judge us by the company we keep.

AesopAesop's Fables, the Aesopica

A common liar shall not be believed, even when he speaks true.