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Aesop Quotes

(620-560 BC), Greek Fabulist

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

Category: Adventure

Men often bear little grievances with less courage than they do large misfortunes.

Category: Adversity

Never trust the advice of a man in difficulties.

Category: Advice

Appearances are deceptive.

Category: Appearance

Outside show is a poor substitute for inner worth.

Category: Appearance

Please all, and you will please none.

Category: Approval

Union gives strength.

Category: Cooperation

Affairs are easier of entrance than of exit; and it is but common prudence to see our way out before we venture in.

Category: Cooperation

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

Category: Danger

He that is discontented in one place will seldom be content in another.

Category: Discontent

Enemies promises were made to be broken.

Category: Enemies

There once was a Bald Man who sat down after work on a hot summer's day. A Fly came up and kept buzzing about his bald pate, and stinging him from time to time. The Man aimed a blow at his little enemy, but - whack - his palm come on his own head instead; again the Fly tormented him, but this time the Man was wiser and said: ''YOU WILL ONLY INJURE YOURSELF IF YOU TAKE NOTICE OF DISPICABLE ENEMIES.''

Category: Enemies

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

Category: Enemies

Example is the best precept.

Category: Example

Don't count your chickens before they are hatched.

Category: Expectation