Aesop Quotes & Wallpapers

Total Quotes: 290

There are many statues of men slaying lions, but if only the lions were sculptors there might be quite a different set of statues. Aesop

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

Self-help is the best help Aesop

Uninvited guests are often most welcome when they leave Aesop

Better one safe way than a hundred on which you cannot reckon. Aesop

While I see many hoof marks going in, I see none coming out. It is easier to get into the enemy's toils than out again. Aesop

If you wish me well, do not stand pitying me, but lend me some succour as fast as you can; for pity is but cold comfort when one is up to the chin in water, and within a hair's breadth of starving or drowning. Aesop

Obscurity brings safety. Aesop

Only cowards insult dying majesty. Aesop

You can fool people some of the time, but you can't fool them all of the time. Aesop

Being a good example teaches others to be good. Aesop

Slow and steady wins the race. Aesop

The boy cried Wolf, wolf! and the villagers came out to help him. Aesop

He that is discontented in one place will seldom be content in another. Aesop

Time and place often give advantage to the weak over the strong. Aesop

The fly sat upon the axel-tree of the chariot-wheel and said, What a dust do I raise! Aesop

Gratitude is the sign of noble souls. Aesop

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

Pray do not grieve so; but go and take a stone, and place it in the hole, and fancy that the gold is still lying there. It will do you quite the same service; for when the gold was there, you had it not, as you did not make the slightest use of it. Aesop

A crust in comfort is better than a feast in fear. Aesop

Beware lest you lose the substance by grasping at the shadow. Aesop

We would often be sorry if our wishes were gratified. Aesop

Appearances are deceptive. Aesop

You will only injure yourself if you take notice of despicable enemies. Aesop

Little friends may prove great friends. Aesop

Appearances are deceiving. Aesop

An oak and a reed were arguing about their strength. When a strong wind came up, the reed avoided being uprooted by bending and leaning with the gusts of wind. But the oak stood firm and was torn up by the roots. Aesop

We often despise what is most useful to us. Aesop

Most arguments are useless. Aesop

Once a wolf, always a wolf. Aesop

It is foolish to try to imitate the skills of others. Aesop

Kindness is more persuasive than force. Aesop

You may share the labors of the great, but you may not share the spoil. Aesop

It is one thing to conceive a good plan, and another to execute it Aesop

Adversity tests the sincerity of friends Aesop

He who incites to strife is worse than he who takes part in it. Aesop

If you don't want to lose, you should wait for the right opportunity Aesop

He who plots to hurt others often hurts himself. Aesop

There once was a Bald Man who sat down after work on a hot summer's day. A Fly came up and kept buzzing about his bald pate, and stinging him from time to time. The Man aimed a blow at his little enemy, but - whack - his palm come on his own head instead; again the Fly tormented him, but this time the Man was wiser and said: YOU WILL ONLY INJURE YOURSELF IF YOU TAKE NOTICE OF DISPICABLE ENEMIES. Aesop

All of us, the great and the little have need of each other. Aesop

Conceit may bring about one's own downfall. Aesop

It is easier to become entangled with an enemy than to disentangle oneself afterwards. Aesop

Familiarity breed contempt. Aesop

People often grudge others when they cannot enjoy themselves. Aesop

Do not attempt to hide things which cannot be hidden. Aesop

Be satisfied with what you have. Aesop

Avoid a remedy that is worse than the disease. Aesop

Forbear harping on what was of yore, for it is the common lot of mortals to sustain the ups and downs of fortune. Aesop

What's bred in the bone will stick to the flesh. Aesop

Don't make much ado about nothing. Aesop

Little by little does the trick. Aesop

Example is the best precept. Aesop

Injuries may be forgiven, but not forgotten. Aesop

Plodding wins the race. Aesop

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

The gods help them that help themselves. Aesop

Enemies' promises were made to be broken. Aesop

If you are wise you won't be deceived by the innocent airs of those whom you have once found to be dangerous. Aesop

Self-conceit may lead to self-destruction. Aesop

If these town gods can't detect the thieves who steal from their own temples, it's hardly likely they'll tell me who stole my spade. Aesop

If we really want something done, it is best to do it ourselves. Aesop

The grateful heart will always find opportunities to show its gratitude. Aesop

He who shares the danger ought to share the prize. Aesop

It is possible to have too much of a good thing. Aesop

It pays to be prepared. Aesop

Those who cry the loudest are not always the ones who are hurt the most Aesop

There can be little liking where there is no likeness. Aesop

He that is neither one thing nor the other has no friends. Aesop

One who steals has no right to complain if he is robbed. Aesop

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