Aesop quotes

“He that is discontented in one place will seldom be happy in another.”

— Aesop

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

— Aesop

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

— Aesop

“Plodding wins the race.”

— Aesop

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

— Aesop

“We would often be sorry if our wishes were gratified.”

— Aesop

“The gods help them that help themselves.”

— Aesop

“If you allow men to use you for your own purposes, they will use you for theirs.”

— Aesop

“Self-conceit may lead to self destruction.”

— Aesop

“Persuasion is often more effectual than force.”

— Aesop

“Do not count your chickens before they are hatched.”

— Aesop

“Put your shoulder to the wheel.”

— Aesop

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

— Aesop

“ The level of our success is limited only by our imagination and no act of kindness, however small, is ever wasted.”

— Aesop

“The little reed, bending to the force of the wind, soon stood upright again when the storm had passed over.”

— Aesop

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

— Aesop

“The injuries we do and those we suffer are seldom weighed in the same scales.”

— Aesop

“We should look to the mind, and not to the outward appearance.”

— Aesop

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

— Aesop

“The unhappy derive comfort from the misfortunes of others.”

— Aesop

“Our insignificance is often the cause of our safety. ”

— Aesop
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