Look and see which way the wind blows before you commit yourself.

- Aesop

Facts speak plainer than words.

- Aesop

Please all, and you will please none.

- Aesop

Those who cry the loudest are not always the ones who are hurt the most.

- Aesop

If you choose bad companions, no one will believe that you are anything but bad yourself.

- Aesop

The hero is brave in deeds as well as words.

- Aesop

A man is known by the company he keeps.

- Aesop

In critical moments, even the very powerful have need of the weakest.

- Aesop

Give assistance, not advice, in a crisis.

- Aesop

It is with our passions, as it is with fire and water, they are good servants but bad masters.

- Aesop

A word in season is most precious.

- Aesop

The little reed, bending to the force of the wind, soon stood upright again when the storm had passed over.

- Aesop

He who shares the danger ought to share the prize.

- Aesop

Persuasion is better than force.

- Aesop

It is not only fine feathers that make fine birds.

- Aesop

Injuries may be forgiven, but not forgotten.

- Aesop

Adversity tests the sincerity of friends.

- Aesop

Beware lest you lose the substance by grasping at the shadow.

- Aesop

Something which seems funny when it happens to someone else, may not seem so funny when it happens to us.

- Aesop

Be content with your lot; one cannot be first in everything.

- Aesop

The smaller the mind, the greater the conceit.

- Aesop

It is in vain to expect our prayers to be heard, if we do not strive as well as pray.

- Aesop

He that always gives way to others will end in having no principles of his own.

- Aesop

God helps them that help themselves.

- Aesop

Always stop to think whether your fun may not be the cause of another’s unhappiness.

- Aesop

No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.

- Aesop

A liar will not be believed even when he speaks the truth.

- Aesop

Wise men say nothing in dangerous times.

- Aesop

People often grudge others what they cannot enjoy themselves.

- Aesop

If we really want something done, it is best to do it ourselves.

- Aesop

United we stand; divided we fall.

- Aesop

Necessity is the mother of invention.

- Aesop

Outside show is a poor substitute for inner worth.

- Aesop

Sticks and stones can only break bones; but words can shatter the soul.

- Adam Savage
Don't sacrifice yourself too much...

Don’t sacrifice yourself too much, because if you sacrifice too much there’s nothing else you can give and nobody will care for you.

- Karl Lagerfeld
Sacrifice is nothing other than the production of sacred things. --Georges Bataille

Sacrifice is nothing other than the production of sacred things.

- Georges Bataille
It is not sacrifice if you love what you're doing. --Mia Hamm

It is not sacrifice if you love what you’re doing.

- Mia Hamm
It is a clear gain to sacrifice pleasure in order to avoid pain. --Arthur Schopenhauer

It is a clear gain to sacrifice pleasure in order to avoid pain.

- Arthur Schopenhauer
If you sacrifice liberty for security, you will lose both. — Ron Paul

If you sacrifice liberty for security, you will lose both.

- Ron Paul
There is no sense to a sacrifice after you come to feel that it is a sacrifice. --Stefan Zweig

There is no sense to a sacrifice after you come to feel that it is a sacrifice.

- Stefan Zweig
The cause of most of man’s unhappiness is sacrificing what he wants most for what he wants now.

The cause of most of man’s unhappiness is sacrificing what he wants most for what he wants now.

- Gordon B. Hinckley
Sacrifice today for tomorrow's betterment...

Sacrifice today for tomorrow’s betterment, you are willing to pay those payments with pain, because pain is just a message when you are fixing something that’s insufficient in your life.

- Greg Plitt
Sometimes you have to sacrifice your pride to really go after what you want. --Danielle Brooks

Sometimes you have to sacrifice your pride to really go after what you want.

- Danielle Brooks
You will come to know that what appears today to be a sacrifice will prove instead to be the greatest investment...

You will come to know that what appears today to be a sacrifice will prove instead to be the greatest investment that you will ever make.

- Gordon B. Hinckley
Never let someone’s opinion become your reality....

Never let someone’s opinion become your reality. Never sacrifice who you are because someone else has a problem with it. Love who you are inside and out.

- Les Brown
Good people are like candles. They burn themselves up to give others light.

Good people are like candles. They burn themselves up to give others light.

Strong minds suffer without complaining, weak minds complain without suffering. --Lettie Cowman

Strong minds suffer without complaining, weak minds complain without suffering.

- Lettie Cowman
Better a friendly refusal than an unwilling consent.

Better a friendly refusal than an unwilling consent.

The fear of rejection puts a ceiling on your dreams...

The fear of rejection puts a ceiling on your dreams, locks doors of opportunity, and traps you inside vicious cycles of insanity.

Victory breeds hatred; the defeated lives in grief....

Victory breeds hatred; the defeated lives in grief. Whoever has renounced both the victories and defeats lives in happiness.

- Buddha