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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“Please all, and you will please none”

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“The smaller the mind the greater the conceit”

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“A liar will not be believed, even when he speaks the truth.”

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

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“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.”

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

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

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

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“I am sure the grapes are sour.”

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

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“Men often applaud an imitation and hiss the real thing.”

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“Fools take to themselves the respect that is given to their office.”

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“Wealth unused might as well not exist.”

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“Better to starve free than be a fat slave”

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“No act of kindness, however small, is ever wasted.”

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