An oak and a reed were arguing about their strength. When a strong wind came up, the reed avoided being uprooted by bending and leaning with the gusts of wind. But the oak stood firm and was torn up by the roots.
It is easy to be brave from a safe distance.
Though this may be play to you, Tis death to us.
Be content with your lot; one cannot be first in everything.
Our insignificance is often the cause of our safety.
It is vain to expect our prayers to be heard if we do not strive as well as pray.
Plodding wins the race.
We would often be sorry if our wishes were gratified.
Little by little does the trick.
No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.
We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office.
...convinced that in trying to please all, he had pleased none, and had lost his ass into the bargain.
No one believes a liar even when he tells the truth
Once a wolf, always a wolf.
Betray a friend, and you'll often find you have ruined yourself.
Necessity is the mother of invention.
The level of our success is limited only by our imagination and no act of kindness, however small, is ever wasted.
Adventure is worthwhile.
After all is said and done, more is said than done.
A crust eaten in peace is better than a banquet partaken in anxiety.