Aesop Quotes

He that always gives way to others will end in having no principles of his own.
The gods help them that help themselves.
Beware lest you lose the substance by grasping at the shadow.
Never trust the advice of a man in difficulties.
Destroy the seed of evil, or it will grow up to your ruin.
Little friends may prove great friends.
There is always someone worse off than yourself.
Gratitude is the sign of noble souls.
United we stand, divided we fall.
Appearances often are deceiving.
It is not only fine feathers that make fine birds.
Only cowards insult dying majesty.
Affairs are easier of entrance than of exit and it is but common prudence to see our way out before we venture in.
Familiarity breed contempt.
Faithful are the wounds of a friend but the kisses of an enemy are deceitful.
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.
Any excuse will serve a tyrant.
Plodding wins the race.
It is easy to despise what you cannot get.
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.
Outside show is a poor substitute for inner worth.
We often give our enemies the means of our own destruction.
Do not count your chickens before they are hatched.
Men often applaud an imitation, and hiss the real thing.
You may share the labours of the great, but you may not share the spoil.
It is easy to be brave from a safe distance.
Please all, and you will please none.
Self-conceit may lead to self-destruction.
Be content with your lot one cannot be first in everything.
Better beans and bacon in peace than cakes and ale in fear.
A liar will not be believed, even when he speaks the truth.
A crust eaten in peace is better than a banquet partaken in anxiety.
We would often be sorry if our wishes were gratified.
It is easier to get into the enemy's toils than out again.
It is with our passions, as it is with fire and water, they are good servants but bad masters.
In critical moments even the very powerful have need of the weakest.
The smaller the mind the greater the conceit.
Persuasion is often more effectual than force.
Put your shoulder to the wheel.
Better be wise by the misfortunes of others than by your own.
We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office.
What a splendid head, yet no brain.
People often grudge others what they cannot enjoy themselves.
Union gives strength.
It is thrifty to prepare today for the wants of tomorrow.
The shaft of the arrow had been feathered with one of the eagle's own plumes. We often give our enemies the means of our own destruction.
I am sure the grapes are sour.
Slow and steady wins the race.
I will have nought to do with a man who can blow hot and cold with the same breath.
No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.
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.
Thinking to get at once all the gold the goose could give, he killed it and opened it only to find - nothing.
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