Quotations by Aesop

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Born: Sunday, December 31, 1899
Profession: Author
Nationality: Greek


A crust eaten in peace is better than a banquet partaken in anxiety.
- Aesop
(Keywords: Peace, Anxiety)

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
(Keywords: Friend, Enemy, Man)

A liar will not be believed, even when he speaks the truth.
- Aesop
(Keywords: Truth, Will)

Adventure is worthwhile.
- Aesop
(Keywords: Adventure)

Affairs are easier of entrance than of exit; and it is but common prudence to see our way out before we venture in.
- Aesop
(Keywords: Prudence)

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

Any excuse will serve a tyrant.
- Aesop
(Keywords: Will)

Appearances are often deceiving.
- Aesop

Be content with your lot; one cannot be first in everything.
- Aesop
(Keywords: Content, First)

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

Beware lest you lose the substance by grasping at the shadow.
- Aesop
(Keywords: Shadow)

Beware that you do not lose the substance by grasping at the shadow.
- Aesop
(Keywords: Shadow)

Destroy the seed of evil, or it will grow up to your ruin.
- Aesop
(Keywords: Evil, Ruin, Will)

Do not count your chickens before they are hatched.
- 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
(Keywords: Truth, Character, Values)

Every truth has two sides; it is as well to look at both, before we commit ourselves to either.
- Aesop
(Keywords: Truth)

Example is the best precept.
- Aesop
(Keywords: Example)

Familiarity breeds contempt.
- Aesop
(Keywords: Contempt, Familiarity)

Gratitude is the sign of noble souls.
- Aesop
(Keywords: Gratitude)

He that always gives way to others will end in having no principles of his own.
- Aesop
(Keywords: End, Principles, Will)

He that is discontented in one place will seldom be happy in another.
- Aesop
(Keywords: Will)

If you allow men to use you for your own purposes, they will use you for theirs.
- Aesop
(Keywords: Men, Will)

Injuries may be forgiven, but not forgotten.
- Aesop
(Keywords: May)

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

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

It is not only fine feathers that make fine birds.
- Aesop
(Keywords: Birds)

It is thrifty to prepare today for the wants of tomorrow.
- Aesop
(Keywords: Today, Tomorrow)

It is with our passions as it is with fire and water, they are good servants, but bad masters.
- Aesop
(Keywords: Fire, Water)

Men often applaud an imitation and hiss the real thing.
- Aesop
(Keywords: Men, Imitation)

Never trust the advice of a man in difficulties.
- Aesop
(Keywords: Trust, Advice, Difficulties, Man)

No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.
- Aesop
(Keywords: Act, Kindness)

Our insignificance is often the cause of our safety.
- Aesop
(Keywords: Cause, Safety)

Outside show is a poor substitute for inner worth.
- Aesop
(Keywords: Poor, Worth)

People often grudge others what they cannot enjoy themselves.
- Aesop
(Keywords: People)

Persuasion is often more effectual than force.
- Aesop
(Keywords: Force, Persuasion)

Please all, and you will please none.
- Aesop
(Keywords: Will)

Plodding wins the race.
- Aesop
(Keywords: Race)

Put your shoulder to the wheel.
- Aesop

Self-conceit may lead to self destruction.
- Aesop
(Keywords: Destruction, May, Self)

Slow but steady wins the race.
- Aesop
(Keywords: Race)

The gods help them that help themselves.
- Aesop
(Keywords: Gods, Help)

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

The level of our success is limited only by our imagination and no act of kindness, however small, is ever wasted.
- Aesop
(Keywords: Imagination, Success, Act, Kindness)

The little reed, bending to the force of the wind, soon stood upright again when the storm had passed over.
- Aesop
(Keywords: Force, Wind)

The smaller the mind the greater the conceit.
- Aesop
(Keywords: Conceit, Mind)

The unhappy derive comfort from the misfortunes of others.
- Aesop
(Keywords: Comfort)

United we stand, divided we fall.
- Aesop
(Keywords: United)

We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office.
- Aesop
(Keywords: Office, Public)

We often give our enemies the means for our own destruction.
- Aesop
(Keywords: Destruction, Enemies)

We should look to the mind, and not to the outward appearance.
- Aesop
(Keywords: Appearance, Mind)



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