Gratitude turns what we have into enough.
Gratitude is the sign of noble souls.
It pays to be content with your lot.
He that is hard to please, may get nothing in the end.
Good things come in small packages.
Slow and Steady wins the race.
The unhappy derive comfort from the misfortunes of others.
Please all, and you will please none.
The little reed, bending to the force of the wind, soon stood upright again when the storm had passed over.
It is thrifty to prepare today for the wants of tomorrow.
We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office.
Don't let your special character and values, the secret that you know and no one else does, the truth, don't let that get swallowed up by the great chewing complacency.
Thinking to get at once all the gold the goose could give, he killed it and opened it only to find-nothing.
A Fox entered the house of an actor and, rummaging through all his properties, came upon a Mask, an admirable imitation of a human head. He placed his paws on it and said, What a beautiful head! Yet it is of no value, as it entirely lacks brains.
Lay not the blame on me, O sailor, but on the winds. By nature I am as calm and safe as the land itself, but the winds fall upon me with their gusts and gales, and lash me into a fury that is not natural to me.
There are many statues of men slaying lions, but if only the lions were sculptors there might be quite a different set of statues.
Affairs are easier of entrance than of exit; and it is but common prudence to see our way out before we venture in.
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.
The level of our success is limited only by our imagination and no act of kindness, however small, is ever wasted.