Aesop
Quotations


Never trust the advice of a man in difficulties.

The fly sat upon the axel-tree of the chariot-wheel and said, What a dust do I raise!

A crust eaten in peace is better than a banquet partaken in anxiety.

Any excuse will serve a tyrant.

Appearances often are deceiving.

Be content with your lot; one cannot be first in everything.

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

Beware the wolf in sheep's clothing.

Do not count your chickens before they are hatched.

Don't cry over spilt milk.

Familiarity breeds contempt or Acquaintance softens prejudices.

I am sure the grapes are sour.

I will have nought to do with a man who can blow hot and cold with the same breath.

In critical moments even the very powerful have need of the weakest.

It is thrifty to prepare today for the wants of tomorrow.

It is not only fine feathers that make fine birds.

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

People often grudge others when they cannot enjoy themselves.

Persuasion is often more effectual than force.

Put your shoulder to the wheel.

Self-conceit may lead to self-destruction.

Slow and steady wins the race.

The boy cried "Wolf, wolf!" and the villagers came out to help him.

The gods help them that help themselves.

The haft of the arrow had been feathered with one of the eagle's own plumes. We often give our enemies the means of our own destruction.

Thinking to get at once all the gold the goose could give, he killed it and opened it only to find - nothing.

Union gives strength.

While I see many hoof marks going in, I see none coming out. It is easier to get into the enemy's toils than out again.

We would often be sorry if our wishes were gratified.

Put your shoulder to the wheel.

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

It is easy to be brave from a safe distance.

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

The smaller the mind the greater the conceit.

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

What a splendid head, yet no brain.

Injuries may be forgiven, but not forgotten.

United we stand, divided we fall.

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