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Quotes of fable

  1. What is history but a fable agreed upon? – Napoleon Bonaparte
  2. Fable is more historical than fact, because fact tells us about one man and fable tells us about a million men. – Gilbert K. Chesterton
  3. Did universal charity prevail, earth would be a heaven, and hell a fable – Charles Caleb Colton
  4. There are men here and there to whom the whole of life is like an after -dinner hour with a cigar; easy, pleasant, empty, perhaps enlivened by some fable of strife to be forgotten- before the end is told- even if there happens to be any end to it. – Joseph Conrad
  5. All cartoon characters and fables must be exaggeration, caricatures. It is the very nature of fantasy and fable – Walt Disney
  6. It is a myth, not a mandate, a fable not a logic, and symbol rather than a reason by which men are moved. – Irwin Edman
  7. Whosoever counts these Lays as fable may be assured that I am not of his mind. – Marie de France
  8. From this, without doubt, sprang the fable Man created it thus, because it was not given him to see more than himself and nature, which surrounds him; but he created it true with a truth all its own. – Alfred de Vigny
  9. I wanted to write a new fable and see how many rules you could break. – Jeanette Winterson

Usage examples for fable

  1. Even when he heard it, he realized it must be pure fable – This Crowded Earth by Robert Bloch
  2. Be this a fable and behold Me in the parlour as of old, And Minnie just above me set In the quaint Indian cabinet! – A Child's Garden of Verses by Robert Louis Stevenson
  3. At this point the fable teaches that money will not buy everything in European travel, though some Americans imagine it will. – Imaginary Interviews by W. D. Howells
  4. La Fontaine has a fable to the point, but I cannot call it up. – Elizabeth Gilbert and Her Work for the Blind by Frances Martin
  5. Yesterday the first class had a fable to learn by heart, a Latin translation, and a problem. – Best Russian Short Stories by Various
  6. It was an apt illustration of the Russian fable of the swan, the crab, and the pike being harnessed together in order to remove a load. – The Inside Story Of The Peace Conference by Emile Joseph Dillon
  7. At this moment intellect has seized upon the seven- league boots of the fable which fitted everybody who drew them on, and strides over the universe. – Newton Forster by Frederick Marryat
  8. His story being fable is the hero a reality? – Theological Essays by Charles Bradlaugh
  9. There was read on that and following days from their fable of the creation to the end of the history of the Incas. – History of the Incas by Pedro Sarmiento de Gamboa
  10. There's no stopping me this side of grand opera,- that's no fable – The Inside of the Cup, Complete by Winston Churchill Last Updated: March 5, 2009
  11. A fable to cheat a child with!" – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  12. It is a marked improvement upon Belinda, the fable is better contrived, the language flows more easily. – Maria Edgeworth by Helen Zimmern
  13. By the account that he then gave of himself, you all know as much of him as I did, till on the night that he left me at Berwick and then I found him, like this story of Lady Strathearn, all a fable – The Scottish Chiefs by Jane Porter
  14. I am like the boy in the fable when the wolf came! – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  15. Fable of the sun and north wind. – Clarissa, Volume 4 (of 9) History Of A Young Lady by Samuel Richardson
  16. Let me tell you a little fable apropos. – The Song of Songs by Hermann Sudermann
  17. I thought the morning blush of spring- love would be eternal here, which in that other life is too prone to be extinguished, and which men afterwards speak of as of a fable – Tales From the 'Phantasus', etc. of Ludwig Tieck by Ludwig Tieck
  18. Her favourite boy the author seiz'd, And as he read, seem'd highly pleas'd; Made such reflections every page, The mother thought above his age: Delighted read, but scarce was able, To finish the concluding fable – Life And Letters Of John Gay (1685-1732) by Lewis Melville
  19. It was as in the fable of the weremen, who, at a magic sign or word, put off their human aspect and become beasts. – Lysbeth A Tale Of The Dutch by H. Rider Haggard
  20. Tell mamma she must remember the old fable and excuse you. – Melbourne House by Elizabeth Wetherell

Rhymes for fable