Wisdom Lives in Words

Memorable Quotes by Aesop

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