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Aesop's Quotes


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

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

  Union gives strength.  
 -  Aesop
  

  A crust eaten in peace is better than a banquet partaken in anxiety.  
 -  Aesop
  

  Thinking to get at once all the gold the goose could give, he killed it and opened it only to find - nothing.  
 -  Aesop
  

  Self-conceit may lead to self-destruction.  
 -  Aesop
  

  Slow and steady wins the race.  
 -  Aesop
  

  People often grudge others what they cannot enjoy themselves.  
 -  Aesop
  

  The gods help them that help themselves.  
 -  Aesop
  

  It is thrifty to prepare today for the wants of tomorrow.  
 -  Aesop
  

  Familiarity breeds contempt.  
 -  Aesop
  

  Gratitude is the sign of noble souls.  
 -  Aesop
  

  Do not count your chickens before they are hatched.  
 -  Aesop
  

  It is not only fine feathers that make fine birds.  
 -  Aesop
  

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

  We would often be sorry if our wishes were gratified.  
 -  Aesop
  

  The unhappy derive comfort from the misfortunes of others.  
 -  Aesop
  

  Never trust the advice of a man in difficulties.  
 -  Aesop
  

  It is easy to be brave at a safe distance.  
 -  Aesop
  

  He that is discontented in one place will seldom be happy in another.  
 -  Aesop
  

  Better be wise by the misfortunes of others than by your own.  
 -  Aesop
  

  Any excuse will serve a tyrant.  
 -  Aesop
  

  Wise men say nothing in dangerous times.  
 -  Aesop
  

  Fine clothes may disguise, but silly words will disclose a fool.  
 -  Aesop
  

  A doubtful friend is worse than a certain enemy. Let a man be one thing or the other, and we then know how to meet him.  
 -  Aesop
  

  Adventure is worthwhile.  
 -  Aesop
  

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

  Expect no reward when you serve the wicked, and be thankful if you escape injury for your pain.  
 -  Aesop
  

  No argument, no matter how convincing, will give courage to a coward.  
 -  Aesop
  

  It is easy to despise what you cannot get.  
 -  Aesop
  

  We often give our enemies the means for our own destruction.  
 -  Aesop
  

  Example is the best precept.  
 -  Aesop
  

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

  We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office.  
 -  Aesop
  

  Self-help is the best help.  
 -  Aesop
  

  Please all, and you will please none.  
 -  Aesop
  

  Every man carries two bags about him, one in front and one behind, and both are full of faults. The bag in front contains his neighbors' faults, the one behind his own. Hence it is that men do not see their own faults, but never fail to see those of others.  
 -  Aesop
  

  Appearances are often deceiving.  
 -  Aesop
  

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

  Beware the wolf in sheep's clothing.  
 -  Aesop
  

  Betray a friend, and you'll often find you have ruined yourself.  
 -  Aesop
  

  Necessity is the mother of invention.  
 -  Aesop
  

  Injuries may be forgiven, but not forgotten.  
 -  Aesop
  

  It is one thing to conceive a good plan, and another to execute it.  
 -  Aesop
  

  Two frogs dwelt in the same pool. The pool being dried up under the summer's heat, they left it, and set out together to seek another home. As they went along they chanced to pass a deep well, amply supplied with water, on seeing which one of the frogs said to the other, 'Let us descend and make our abode in this well, it will furnish us with shelter and food.' The other replied with greater caution: 'But suppose the water should fail us, how can we get out again from so great a depth?' Do nothing without a regard to the consequences.  
 -  Aesop
  

  Outside show is a poor substitute for inner worth.  
 -  Aesop
  

  The fly sat upon the axeltree of the chariot-wheel and said, 'What a dust do I raise!'  
 -  Aesop
  

  Facts speak plainer than words.  
 -  Aesop
  

  Little by little does the trick.  
 -  Aesop
  

  Sometimes the slow ones blame the active for the delay.  
 -  Aesop
  

  Dont cry over spilt milk.  
 -  Aesop
  

  Dont let your special character and values, the secret that you know and no one else does, the truth - dont let that get swallowed up by the great chewing complacency.  
 -  Aesop
  

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

  The smaller the mind, the greater the conceit.  
 -  Aesop
  

  Adversity tests the sincerity of friends.  
 -  Aesop
  

  Persuasion is often more effectual than force.  
 -  Aesop
  

  A troublesome crow seated herself on the back of a sheep. The sheep, much against his will, carried her backward and forward for a long time, and at last said, 'If you had treated a dog in this way, you would have had your deserts from his sharp teeth.' To this the crow replied, I despise the weak, and yield to the strong. I know whom I may bully, and whom I must flatter; and thus I hope to prolong my life to a good old age.  
 -  Aesop
  

  Wise men say nothing in dangerous times.  
 -  Aesop
  

  It is easy to be brave at a safe distance.  
 -  Aesop
  

  A crust eaten in peace is better than a banquet partaken in anxiety.  
 -  Aesop
  

  Injuries may be forgiven, but not forgotten.  
 -  Aesop
  

  Betray a friend, and you'll often find you have ruined yourself.  
 -  Aesop
  

  The unhappy derive comfort from the misfortunes of others.  
 -  Aesop
  

  Self-conceit may lead to self-destruction.  
 -  Aesop
  

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

  Union gives strength.  
 -  Aesop
  

  Better be wise by the misfortunes of others than by your own.  
 -  Aesop
  

  It is one thing to conceive a good plan, and another to execute it.  
 -  Aesop
  

  Fine clothes may disguise, but silly words will disclose a fool.  
 -  Aesop
  

  Adventure is worthwhile.  
 -  Aesop
  

  Appearances are often deceiving.  
 -  Aesop
  

  Adversity tests the sincerity of friends.  
 -  Aesop
  

  Never trust the advice of a man in difficulties.  
 -  Aesop
  

  A crust eaten in peace is better than a banquet partaken in anxiety.  
 -  Aesop
  

  No argument, no matter how convincing, will give courage to a coward.  
 -  Aesop
  

  Sometimes the slow ones blame the active for the delay.  
 -  Aesop
  

  No argument, no matter how convincing, will give courage to a coward.  
 -  Aesop
  

  Wise men say nothing in dangerous times.  
 -  Aesop
  

  Sometimes the slow ones blame the active for the delay.  
 -  Aesop
  

  A doubtful friend is worse than a certain enemy. Let a man be one thing or the other, and we then know how to meet him.  
 -  Aesop
  

  Any excuse will serve a tyrant.  
 -  Aesop
  

  Slow and steady wins the race.  
 -  Aesop
  

  The gods help them that help themselves.  
 -  Aesop
  

  Thinking to get at once all the gold the goose could give, he killed it and opened it only to find - nothing.  
 -  Aesop
  

  Thinking to get at once all the gold the goose could give, he killed it and opened it only to find - nothing.  
 -  Aesop
  

  Gratitude is the sign of noble souls.  
 -  Aesop
  

  Sometimes the slow ones blame the active for the delay.  
 -  Aesop
  

  Expect no reward when you serve the wicked, and be thankful if you escape injury for your pain.  
 -  Aesop
  

  Expect no reward when you serve the wicked, and be thankful if you escape injury for your pain.  
 -  Aesop
  

  Don't let your special character and values, the secret that you know and no one else does, the truth - don't let that get swallowed up by the great chewing complacency.  
 -  Aesop
  

  The level of our success is limited only by our imagination and no act of kindness, however small, is ever wasted.  
 -  Aesop
  

  United we stand; divided we fall.  
 -  Aesop