Aesop — Greek Author

Aesop (IPAc- iːsɒp, e:sɒp EE-sop; Ancient Greek: Αἴσωπος, Aisōpos; c. 620 – 564 BCE) was an Ancient Greek 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. Many of the tales are characterized by animals and inanimate objects that speak, solve problems, and generally have human characteristics... (wikipedia)

No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.
A liar will not be believed, even when he speaks the truth.
We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office.
The little reed, bending to the force of the wind, soon stood upright again when the storm had passed over.
Every truth has two sides; it is as well to look at both, before we commit ourselves to either.