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.
Beware lest you lose the substance by grasping at the shadow.
When angry count to ten before you speak. If very angry, count to one hundred.- Thomas Jefferson
It is curious that often, when we forget our anger, we forget our motive for being angry.- Shraga Silverstein
‘Irate” is generally as expression if “I rate.”- Shraga Silverstein
Revenge is often like biting a dog because the dog bit you.- Austin O'Malley
Speak when you are angry -- and you'll make the best speech you'll ever regret.- Laurence J. Peter
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Aesop was a fabulist or story teller credited with a number of fables now collectively known as Aesop's Fables. Although his existence remains uncertain and no writings by him survive, numerous tales credited to him were gathered across the centuries and in many languages in a storytelling tradition that continues to this day. In many of the tales, animals speak and have human characteristics. Scattered details of Aesop's life can be found in ancient sources, including Aristotle, Herodotus, and Plutarch. An ancient literary work called The Aesop Romance tells an episodic, probably highly fictional version of his life, including the traditional description of him as a strikingly ugly slave who by his cleverness acquires freedom and becomes an adviser to kings and city-states. Older spellings of his name have included Esop and Isope. A later tradition depicts Aesop as a black Ethiopian. Depictions of Aesop in popular culture over the last 2500 years have included several works of art and his appearance as a character in numerous books, films, plays, and television programs.
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