We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office.
Love didn't grow very well in a place where there was only fear.- Stephen King
The heart is like a garden. It can grow compassion or fear, resentment or love. What seeds...- Gautama Buddha
To live a creative life we must lose our fear of being wrong.- Joseph Chilton Pearce
Fear of death has been the greatest ally of tyranny past and present.- Sidney Hook
The worst sorrows in life are not in its losses and misfortunes, but its fears.- Arthur Christopher Benson
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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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