Aesop - Quotes

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

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

Gratitude is the sign of noble souls.

Gratitude is the sign of noble souls.

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

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

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

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

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

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

It is not only fine feathers that make fine birds.

It is not only fine feathers that make fine birds.

After all is said and done, more is said than done.

After all is said and done, more is said than done.

Every truth has two sides; it is as well to look at both, before we commit ourselves to either.

Every truth has two sides; it is as well to look at both, before we commit ourselves to either.

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

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

The little reed, bending to the force of the wind, soon stood upright again when the storm had passed over. ---->>>

The smaller the mind the greater the conceit. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

Persuasion is often more effectual than force. ---->>>

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

Please all, and you will please none. ---->>>

United we stand, divided we fall.

United we stand, divided we fall.

Our insignificance is often the cause of our safety. ---->>>

Never trust the advice of a man in difficulties.

Never trust the advice of a man in difficulties.

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

Appearances are often deceiving. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

It is easy to be brave from a safe distance. ---->>>

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

Example is the best precept.

Example is the best precept.

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

Adventure is worthwhile.

Adventure is worthwhile.

Affairs are easier of entrance than of exit; and it is but common prudence to see our way out before we venture in. ---->>>

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

Destroy the seed of evil, or it will grow up to your ruin. ---->>>

Injuries may be forgiven, but not forgotten. ---->>>

Beware lest you lose the substance by grasping at the shadow. ---->>>

Slow but steady wins the race. ---->>>

Men often applaud an imitation and hiss the real thing. ---->>>

The injuries we do and those we suffer are seldom weighed in the same scales. ---->>>

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

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

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

Any excuse will serve a tyrant. ---->>>

The gods help them that help themselves. ---->>>

If you allow men to use you for your own purposes, they will use you for theirs. ---->>>

Familiarity breeds contempt. ---->>>

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

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

We should look to the mind, and not to the outward appearance. ---->>>

It is in vain to expect our prayers to be heard, if we do not strive as well as pray. ---->>>

Beware that you do not lose the substance by grasping at the shadow. ---->>>

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

Plodding wins the race. ---->>>

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

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

Put your shoulder to the wheel. ---->>>

Biography

Name: Aesop
Nationality: Greek
Born: 620 BC
Birthplace:
Die: 560 BC
Occupation: Author
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Aesop ( EE-sop; Ancient Greek: Αἴσωπος, Aisōpos; c. 620 – 564 BCE) was a Greek fabulist and story teller credited with a number of fables now collectively known as Aesop's Fables. Although his existence remains unclear and no writings by him survive, numerous tales credited to him were gathered across the centuries and in many languages in a storytelling tradition that continues to this day (wikipedia)