Aesop quote about experience from Aesop's Fables - Example is more powerful than precept.
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Example is more powerful than precept.
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Author Aesop
Source Aesop's Fables
Topic experience example precept
Date
Language English
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Note Translated by George Fyler Townsend
Weblink http://www.gutenberg.org/files/21/21-h/21-h.htm

Context

“The young Crab replied: «Quite true, dear Mother; and if you will show me the straight way, I will promise to walk in it.» The Mother tried in vain, and submitted without remonstrance to the reproof of her child.
Example is more powerful than precept.
The Heifer and the Ox A HEIFER saw an Ox hard at work harnessed to a plow, and tormented him with reflections on his unhappy fate in being compelled to labor. Shortly afterwards, at the harvest festival, the owner released the Ox from his yoke, but bound the Heifer with cords and led him away to the altar to be slain in honor of the occasion.” source

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