Quotes by Aesop

Plodding wins the race.
- Aesop
Adventure is worthwhile.
- Aesop
Familiarity breeds contempt.
- Aesop
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Example is the best precept.
- Aesop
Slow but steady wins the race.
- Aesop
Put your shoulder to the wheel.
- Aesop
Any excuse will serve a tyrant.
- Aesop
Appearances are often deceiving.
- Aesop
United we stand, divided we fall.
- Aesop
Gratitude is the sign of noble souls.
- Aesop
Follow us on:
Please all, and you will please none.
- Aesop
The gods help them that help themselves.
- Aesop
Self-conceit may lead to self destruction.
- Aesop
It is easy to be brave from a safe distance.
- Aesop
Injuries may be forgiven, but not forgotten.
- Aesop
The smaller the mind the greater the conceit.
- Aesop
Persuasion is often more effectual than force.
- Aesop
Never trust the advice of a man in difficulties.
- Aesop
It is not only fine feathers that make fine birds.
- Aesop
Outside show is a poor substitute for inner worth.
- Aesop
Do not count your chickens before they are hatched.
- Aesop
After all is said and done, more is said than done.
- Aesop
Our insignificance is often the cause of our safety.
- Aesop
We would often be sorry if our wishes were gratified.
- Aesop
Men often applaud an imitation and hiss the real thing.
- Aesop
No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.
- Aesop
It is thrifty to prepare today for the wants of tomorrow.
- Aesop
Destroy the seed of evil, or it will grow up to your ruin.
- Aesop
The unhappy derive comfort from the misfortunes of others.
- Aesop
A liar will not be believed, even when he speaks the truth.
- Aesop
Be content with your lot; one cannot be first in everything.
- Aesop
We often give our enemies the means for our own destruction.
- Aesop
Beware lest you lose the substance by grasping at the shadow.
- Aesop
People often grudge others what they cannot enjoy themselves.
- Aesop
Better be wise by the misfortunes of others than by your own.
- Aesop
We should look to the mind, and not to the outward appearance.
- Aesop
A crust eaten in peace is better than a banquet partaken in anxiety.
- Aesop
Beware that you do not lose the substance by grasping at the shadow.
- Aesop
He that is discontented in one place will seldom be happy in another.
- Aesop
We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office.
- Aesop
The injuries we do and those we suffer are seldom weighed in the same scales.
- Aesop
He that always gives way to others will end in having no principles of his own.
- Aesop
If you allow men to use you for your own purposes, they will use you for theirs.
- Aesop
It is in vain to expect our prayers to be heard, if we do not strive as well as pray.
- Aesop
It is with our passions as it is with fire and water, they are good servants, but bad masters.
- Aesop
Every truth has two sides; it is as well to look at both, before we commit ourselves to either.
- Aesop
The little reed, bending to the force of the wind, soon stood upright again when the storm had passed over.
- Aesop
The level of our success is limited only by our imagination and no act of kindness, however small, is ever wasted.
- Aesop
Affairs are easier of entrance than of exit; and it is but common prudence to see our way out before we venture in.
- 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
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