We would often be sorry if our wishes were gratified.
Aesop (620 - 560 BC)
Source: The Old Man and Death
Contributed by: Zaady
The boy cried "Wolf, wolf!" and the villagers came out to help him.
Source: The Shepherd Boy And The Wolf
Better to die once and for all, than live in continual terror.
Source: Aesop’s Fables
The injuries we do and those we suffer are seldom weighed in the same scales.
We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office.
A crust eaten in peace is better than a banquet partaken in anxiety.
Source: The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse
Those who voluntarily put power into the hands of a tyrant or an enemy, must not wonder if it be at last turned against themselves.
United we stand. divided we fall.
Source: "The Four Oxen and the Lion"
In union there is strength. "Union gives strength" is the version in The Fables of Aesop, ed. Joseph Jacobs, p. 87 (1964).
Source: fable, "The Bundle of Sticks," Aesop's Fables, with drawings by Fritz Kredel, p. 122 (1947).
Union gives strength.
Source: The Bundle of Sticks
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