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Aesop (620 BC-560 BC) quotes


  • A crust eaten in peace is better then a banquet partaken in anxiety.
  • A liar will not be believed, even when he speaks the truth.
  • Affairs are easier of entrance than of exit; and it is but common prudence to see our way out before we venture in.
  • After all is said and done, more is said then done.
  • Any excuse will serve a tyrant.
  • Appearances are often deceiving.
  • Be content with your lot; one cannot be first in everything.
  • Gratitude is the sign of noble souls.
  • He that always gives way to others will end in having no principles of his own.
  • Injuries may be forgiven, but not forgotten.
  • No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.
  • Persuasion is often more effectual than force.
  • The gods help them that help themselves.
  • The injuries we do and those we suffer are seldom weighed in the same scales.
  • The unhappy, derive comfort from the misfortunes of others.
  • United we stand, divided we fall.
  • We often give our enemies the means for our own destruction.