Facts about Aesop

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Summary

Aesop was a famous Author from Greece, who lived between 620 BC and 560 BC.

Our collection contains 44 quotes who is written / told by Aesop, under the main topic Food.

Here is some other popular authors who lived in the same timeframe: Cleobulus, Pythagoras, Buddha, Xenophanes

Famous quotes by Aesop (44)


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


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