Thinking to get at once all the gold the goose could give, he killed it and opened it only to find-nothing.
Aesop (620 - 560 BC)
Source: The Goose with the Golden Eggs
Contributed by: Zaady
Only cowards insult dying majesty.
Source: The Eagle And The Arrow
The lamb began to follow the wolf in sheep's clothing.
It is easy to despise what you cannot get.
The shaft of the arrow had been feathered with one of the eagle's own plumes. We often give our enemies the means of our own destruction.
We often give enemies the means of our own destruction.
While I see many hoof marks going in, I see none coming out. It is easier to get into the enemy's toils than out again.
Source: The Lion, The Fox, And The Beasts
Enemies' promises were made to be broken.
Any excuse will serve a tyrant.
Source: The Wolf and the Lamb
Familiarity breeds contempt.
Source: see Publilius Syrus — The Fox and the Lion
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