Famous Aesop Quotes

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Quote Left 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. Quote Right
Quote Left The little reed, bending to the force of the wind, soon stood upright again when the storm had passed over. Quote Right
Quote Left United we stand, divided we fall. Quote Right
Quote Left Slow and steady wins the race. Quote Right
Quote Left A farmer who had a quarrelsome family called his sons and told them to lay a bunch of sticks before him. Then, after laying the sticks parallel to one another and binding them, he challenged his sons, one after one, to pick up the bundle and break it. They all tried, but in vain. Then, untying the bundle, he gave them the sticks to break one by one. This they did with the greatest ease. Then said the father, Thus, my sons, as long as you remain united, you are a match for anything, but differ and separate, and you are undone. Quote Right
Quote Left In real life, it is the hare who wins. Every time. Look around you. And in any case it is my contention that Aesop was writing for the tortoise market. Hares have no time to read. They are too busy winning the game. Quote Right
Quote Left Affairs are easier of entrance than of exit and it is but common prudence to see our way out before we venture in. Quote Right
Quote Left He that always gives way to others will end in having no principles of his own. Quote Right
Quote Left It is not only fine feathers that make fine birds. Quote Right
Quote Left Men often applaud an imitation, and hiss the real thing. Quote Right
Quote Left Beware lest you lose the substance by grasping at the shadow. Quote Right
Quote Left Self-conceit may lead to self-destruction. Quote Right
Quote Left A liar will not be believed, even when he speaks the truth. Quote Right
Quote Left The smaller the mind the greater the conceit. Quote Right
Quote Left Any excuse will serve a tyrant. Quote Right
Quote Left Be content with your lot one cannot be first in everything. Quote Right
Quote Left Better beans and bacon in peace than cakes and ale in fear. Quote Right
Quote Left The gods help them that help themselves. Quote Right
Quote Left Please all, and you will please none. Quote Right
Quote Left 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. Quote Right
Quote Left Thinking to get at once all the gold the goose could give, he killed it and opened it only to find - nothing. Quote Right
Quote Left 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. Quote Right
Quote Left Affairs are easier of entrance than of exit; and it is but common prudence to see our way out before we venture in. Quote Right
Quote Left Be content with your lot; one cannot be first in everything. Quote Right
Quote Left No Act of Kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted. Quote Right
Quote Left Union gives strength. Quote Right
Quote Left It is easy to be brave from a safe distance. Quote Right
Quote Left The injuries we do and the injuries we suffer are seldom weighed on the same scales. Quote Right
Quote Left Little by little does the trick. Quote Right
Quote Left Our insignificance is often the cause of our safety. Quote Right
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