Persuasion is better than force.

Aesop (620?-560? BC) Legendary Greek storyteller
Fables [Aesopica], “The Wind and the Sun” (6th C BC) [tr. James (1848)]

Alternate translation: "Kindness effects more than Severity." [tr. Jacobs (1894)]

Alternate translation: "Persuasion is often more effectual than force."

Added on 24-Jan-11 | Last updated 16-Sep-21
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