Fable is more historical than fact, because fact tells us about one man and fable tells us about a million men.
No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.
The smaller the mind the greater the conceit.
Those who cry the loudest are not always the ones who are hurt the most
It is a myth, not a mandate, a fable not a logic, a symbol rather than reason by which men are moved.
Fables take off from the severity of instruction, and enforce it at the same time that they conceal it.
Don't rely too much on labels, for too often they are fables
We often give our enemies the means for our own destruction.
Did universal charity prevail, earth would be a heaven, and hell a fable.
What is history but a fable agreed upon?
Natural history is not about producing fables.
I directed a piece of theater in Italy. We took nine fables from the town and we created a play.
It is not only fine feathers that make fine birds.
Religions are all alike- founded upon fables and mythologies.
We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office.
Every truth has two sides; it is as well to look at both, before we commit ourselves to either.
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.
Be content with your lot; one cannot be first in everything.
When all is said and done, more is said than done.
It is easy to be brave from a safe distance.
Wise men say nothing in dangerous times
Avoid a remedy that is worse than the disease.
Fine clothes may disguise, but silly words will disclose a fool
I have recently been examining all the known superstitions of the world and do not find in our particular superstition [Christianity] one redeeming feature.
Outside show is a poor substitute for inner worth.
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