Quotes by Aesop

It is easy to despise what you cannot get.
– Aesop

We often give our enemies the means for our own destruction.
– 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

Never trust the advice of a man in difficulties.
– Aesop

We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office.
– Aesop

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

No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.
– Aesop

Little by little does the trick.
– Aesop

Betray a friend, and you’ll often find you have ruined yourself.
– Aesop

Distrust interested advice.
– Aesop

Fine clothes may disguise, but silly words will disclose a fool.
– Aesop

We would often be sorry if our wishes were gratified.
– Aesop

Injuries may be forgiven, but not forgotten.
– Aesop

Outside show is a poor substitute for inner worth.
– Aesop

Better be wise by the misfortunes of others than by your own.
– Aesop

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