We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office.
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.
A friend is someone you can be alone with and have nothing to do and not be able to think ...- Sheryl Condie
Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: "What! You too? I Thoug...- C. S. Lewis
One friend with whom you have a lot in common is better than three with whom you struggle ...- Mindy Kaling
Friendship is the only cement that will ever hold the world together.- Woodrow Wilson
Friendship is when people know all about you but like you anyway.- Unknown
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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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