Aesop Quotes (71) Spiritual Sayings

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About the Author: Aesop (pronounced / EE-sop, Ancient Greek: Αἴσωπος, Aisōpos, c. 620–564 BC) was an Ancient Greek fabulist or story teller credited with a number of fables now collectively known as Aesop's Fables. Although his existence remains uncertain and (if they ever existed) no writings by him survive, numerous tales credited to him were gathered across the centuries and in many languages in a storytelling tradition that continues to this day. Many of the tales are characterized by animals and inanimate objects that speak, solve problems, and generally have human characteristics. Scattered details of Aesop's life can be found in ancient sources, including Aristotle, Herodotus, and Plutarch. An ancient literary work called The Aesop Romance tells an episodic, probably highly fictional version of his life, including the traditional description of him as a strikingly ugly slave ς) who by his cleverness acquires freedom and becomes an adviser to kings and city-states. Older spellings of his name have included Esop(e) and Isope. A later tradition (dating from the Middle Ages) depicts Aesop as a black Ethiopian. Depictions of Aesop in popular culture over the last 2500 years have included several works of art and his appearance as a character in numerous books, films, plays, and television programs.

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“No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.”
― Aesop

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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.”
― Aesop, Aesop's Fables

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“Betray a friend, and you'll often find you have ruined yourself.”
― Aesop, Aesop's Fables

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“Never trust the advice of a man in difficulties.”
― Aesop

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“A liar will not be believed even when he speaks the truth.”
― Aesop

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“It is easy to be brave at a safe distance.”
― Aesop

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“The smaller the mind, the greater the conceit.”
― Aesop

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“After all is said and done, more is said than done.”
― Aesop

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“We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office.”
― Aesop

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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.”
― Aesop

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“Please all, and you will please none.”
― Aesop

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“No one believes a liar even when he tells the truth”
― Aesop

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“United we stand; divided we fall.”
― Aesop

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

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“Better beans and bacon in peace than cakes and ale in fear.”
― Aesop

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“Little by little does the trick.”
― Aesop

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“Fine clothes may disguise, but silly words will disclose a fool”
― Aesop, Aesop's Fables

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“Adversity tests the sincerity of friends”
― Aesop

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“Necessity is the mother of invention.”
― Aesop, Aesop's Fables

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“Outside show is a poor substitute for inner worth.”
― Aesop

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“Adventure is worthwhile.”
― Aesop

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“Better be wise by the misfortunes of others than by your own.”
― Aesop

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“The north wind and the sun were disputing which was the stronger, and agreed to acknowledge as the victor whichever of them could strip a traveler of his clothing. The wind tried first. But its violent gusts only made the man hold his clothes tightly around him, and when it blew harder still the cold made him so uncomfortable that he put on an extra wrap. Eventually the wind got tired of it and handed him over to the sun. The sun shone first with moderate warmth, which made the man take off his topcoat. Then it blazed fiercely, till, unable to stand the heat, he stripped and went off to a bathe in a nearby river. Persuasion is more effective than force. ”
― Aesop

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“An Ass put on a Lion's skin and went
About the foreset with much merriment,
Scaring the foolish beasts by brooks and rocks,
Till at last he tried to scare the Fox. But Reynard, hearing from beneath the mane
That Raucous voice so petulant and vain,
Remarked. O' Ass, I too would run away,
But that I know your old familiar bray'.
That's just the way with asses, just the way.”
― Aesop

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“It is not only fine feathers that make fine birds.”
― Aesop

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“The injury we do and the one we suffer are not weighed in the same scales.”
― Aesop, Aesop's Fables

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“Misfortune tests the sincerity of friendship.”
― Aesop

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

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“We often give our enemies the means for our own destruction”
― Aesop

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“Wise men say nothing in dangerous times”
― Aesop

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“Whoever neglects old friends for the sake of new deserves what e gets if he loses both”
― Aesop

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“Vices are their own punishment”
― Aesop

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“Once upon a time all the rivers combined to protest against the action of the sea in making their waters salt. "When we come to you," sad they to the sea, "we are sweet and drinkable; but when once we have mingled with you, our waters become as briny and unpalatable as your own." The sea replied shortly, "Keep away from me, and you'll remain sweet.”
― Aesop, Aesop's Fables

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“He that always gives way to others will end in having no principles of his own. ”
― Aesop

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“It is with our passions, as it is with fire and water, they are good servants but bad masters.”
― Aesop

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“Try as one may, it is impossible to deny one's nature”
― Aesop

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“Self-help is the best help”
― Aesop

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“The more you want, the more you stand to lose”
― Aesop

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“Injuries may be forgiven, but not forgotten”
― Aesop, Aesop's Fables

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“Be content with your lot; once cannot be first in everything.”
― Aesop

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“I am sure the grapes are sour. ”
― Aesop

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“Sometimes the slow ones blame the active for the delay.”
― Aesop

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“It is easy to despise what you cannot get”
― Aesop, Aesop's Fables

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“Facts speak plainer than words”
― Aesop

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“Expect no reward when you serve the wicked, and be thankful if you escape injury for your pain”
― Aesop

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

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“No argument, no matter how convincing, will give courage to a coward”
― Aesop

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“Uninvited guests are often most welcome when they leave”
― Aesop

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“Keep your place in life and your place will keep you”
― Aesop

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“THE MISCHIEVOUS DOG

There was once a Dog who used to snap at people and bite them without any provocation, and who was a great nuisance to every one who came to his master's house. So his master fastened a bell round his neck to warn people of his presence. The Dog was very proud of the bell, and strutted about tinkling it with immense satisfaction. But an old dog came up to him and said, "The fewer airs you give yourself the better, my friend. You don't think, do you, that your bell was given you as a reward of merit? On the contrary, it is a badge of disgrace."

Notoriety is often mistaken for fame.”
― Aesop, Aesop's Fables

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“...convinced that in trying to please all, he had pleased none, and had lost his ass into the bargain.”
― Aesop

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“Once a wolf, always a wolf.”
― Aesop, Aesop's Fables

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“Those who enter through the back door can expect to be shown out through the window”
― Aesop

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

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“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

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“Nobody believes a liar...even when he is telling the truth!”
― Aesop

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“It is thrifty to prepare today for wants of tomorrow.”
― Aesop

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“Thinking to get at once all the gold the goose could give, he killed it and opened it only to find - nothing.”
― Aesop

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“Do not count your chickens before they are hatched”
― Aesop

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“It is absurd to ape our betters.”
― Aesop, Aesop's Fables

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“In critical moments even the very powerful have need of the weakest.”
― Aesop

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“The gods help them that help themselves.”
― Aesop

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“Every man carries two bags about him, one in front and one behind, and both are full of faults. The bag in front contains his neighbors' faults, the one behind his own. Hence it is that men do not see their own faults, but never fail to see those of others.”
― Aesop

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“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

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“THE FOX AND THE CROW

A Crow was sitting on a branch of a tree with a piece of cheese in her beak when a Fox observed her and set his wits to work to discover some way of getting the cheese. Coming and standing under the tree he looked up and said, "What a noble bird I see above me! Her beauty is without equal, the hue of her plumage exquisite. If only her voice is as sweet as her looks are fair, she ought without doubt to be Queen of the Birds." The Crow was hugely flattered by this, and just to show the Fox that she could sing she gave a loud caw. Down came the cheese, of course, and the Fox, snatching it up, said, "You have a voice, madam, I see: what you want is wits.”
― Aesop, Aesop's Fables

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“THE FOX AND THE GRAPES

A hungry Fox saw some fine bunches of Grapes hanging from a vine that was trained along a high trellis, and did his best to reach them by jumping as high as he could into the air. But it was all in vain, for they were just out of reach: so he gave up trying, and walked away with an air of dignity and unconcern, remarking, "I thought those Grapes were ripe, but I see now they are quite sour.”
― Aesop, Aesop's Fables

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“A crust eaten in peace is better than a banquet partaken in anxiety.”
― Aesop

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“A man is known by the company he keeps”
― Aesop

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“I don't think it's much use your looking for the brains: a creature who twice walked into a lions den can't have got any.”
― Aesop

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“Persuasion is often more effectual than force.”
― Aesop

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