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

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

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

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

The smaller the mind, the greater the conceit.
– Aesop

After all is said and done, more is said than done.
– Aesop

Adversity tests the sincerity of friends.
– Aesop

The injury we do and the one we suffer are not weighed in the same scales.
-Aesop

Self- help is the best help.
– Aesop

Appearances are often deceiving.
– Aesop

Beware lest you lose the substance by grasping at the shadow.
– Aesop

Destroy the seed of evil, or it will grow up to your ruin.
– Aesop

Look and see which way the wind blows before you commit yourself.
– Aesop

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

Any excuse will serve a tyrant.
– Aesop

After the rain cometh the fair weather.

– Aesop

He who shares the danger ought to share the prize.
– Aesop

Gratitude is the sign of noble souls.
– Aesop

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