Aesop Quotes and Sayings

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Aesop Quotes and Sayings

Slow but steady wins the race.
– Aesop

Be content with your lot; one cannot be first in everything.
– Aesop

Familiarity breeds contempt.
– Aesop

The injuries we do and those we suffer are seldom weighed in the same scales.
– Aesop

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

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

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

The gods help them that help themselves.
– 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

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

Injuries may be forgiven, but not forgotten,
– Aesop

A liar will not be believed, even when he speaks the truth.
– Aesop

United we stand; divided we fall.
– Aesop

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.
– 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

It is easy to be brave from a safe distance.
– Aesop

People often grudge others what they cannot enjoy themselves.
– Aesop

I will have nought to do with a man who can blow hot and cold with the same breath.
– Aesop

We should look to the mind, and not to the outward appearance.
– Aesop


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