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Aesop Quotes


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


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


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


“Gratitude is the sign of noble souls.”


“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.”


“It is easy to be brave from a safe distance.”


“United we stand, divided we fall.”


“Beware lest you lose the substance by grasping at the shadow.”


“It is not only fine feathers that make fine birds.”


“Destroy the seed of evil, or it will grow up to your ruin.”


“Adventure is worthwhile.”


“Be content with your lot; one cannot be first in everything.”


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


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


“Please all, and you will please none.”


“Slow but steady wins the race.”


“We should look to the mind, and not to the outward appearance.”


“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.”


“We often give our enemies the means for our own destruction.”


“Appearances are often deceiving.”


“He that is discontented in one place will seldom be happy in another.”


“Never trust the advice of a man in difficulties.”


“Persuasion is often more effectual than force.”


“Do not count your chickens before they are hatched.”


“Familiarity breeds contempt.”


“Injuries may be forgiven, but not forgotten.”


“Men often applaud an imitation and hiss the real thing.”


“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.”


“Example is the best precept.”


“Outside show is a poor substitute for inner worth.”


“It is thrifty to prepare today for the wants of tomorrow.”


“Put your shoulder to the wheel.”


“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.”


“Beware that you do not lose the substance by grasping at the shadow.”


“Any excuse will serve a tyrant.”


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


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


“If you allow men to use you for your own purposes, they will use you for theirs.”


“Better be wise by the misfortunes of others than by your own.”


“We would often be sorry if our wishes were gratified.”


“The unhappy derive comfort from the misfortunes of others.”


“Self-conceit may lead to self destruction.”


“The gods help them that help themselves.”


“People often grudge others what they cannot enjoy themselves.”


“Our insignificance is often the cause of our safety.”


“The injuries we do and those we suffer are seldom weighed in the same scales.”


“Plodding wins the race.”


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


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


“Betray a friend, and you'll often find you have ruined yourself.”


“Fine clothes may disguise, but silly words will disclose a fool.”


“If you choose bad companions, no one will believe that you are anything but bad yourself.”


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


“Those who cry the loudest are not always the ones who are hurt the most.”


“It is easy to be brave at a safe distance.”


“The smaller the mind, the greater the conceit.”


“United we stand; divided we fall.”


“Necessity is the mother of invention.”


“No one believes a liar even when he tells the truth.”


“Better beans and bacon in peace than cakes and ale in fear.”


“The injury we do and the one we suffer are not weighed in the same scales.”


“Adversity tests the sincerity of friends.”


“Once a wolf, always a wolf.”


“In trying to please all, he had pleased none.”


“Give assistance, not advice, in a crisis.”


“Little by little does the trick.”


“Those who suffer most cry out the least.”

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