Aesop Quotes

Aesop (/?i?s?p/ EE-sop; Ancient Greek: ???????, Ais?pos; c. 620 – 564 BCE) was a Greek fabulist and story teller credited with a number of fables now collectively known as Aesop's Fables. Although his existence remains unclear and no writings by him survive, numerous tales credited to him were gathered across the centuries and in many languages in a storytelling tradition that continues to this day. Many of the tales are characterized by animals and inanimate objects that speak, solve problems, and generally have human characteristics

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

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Gratitude is the sign of noble souls.

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

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Adventure is worthwhile.

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The unhappy derive comfort from the misfortunes of others.

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After the rain cometh the fair weather.

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Little by little does the trick.

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If you are a friend, why do you bite me so hard? If an enemy, why do you fawn on me?

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

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United you will be more than a match for your enemies. But if you quarrel and separate, your weakness will put you at the mercy of those who attack you.

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Better beans and bacon in peace than cakes and ale in fear.

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

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The Sun is bad enough even while he is single, drying up our marshes with his heat as he does. But what will become of us if he marries and and begets other suns?

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

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