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Read through the most famous quotes from Aesop

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

— Aesop

#ever #how #kindness #matter #small

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.

— Aesop

#doubtful #enemy #friend #him #how

Betray a friend, and you'll often find you have ruined yourself.

— Aesop


Never trust the advice of a man in difficulties.

— Aesop

#difficulties #man #never #trust

Don't let your special character and values, the secret that you know and no one else does, the truth - don't let that get swallowed up by the great chewing complacency.

— Aesop

#chewing #complacency #does #else #get

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

— Aesop

#appoint #great #great ones #hang #office

No one believes a liar even when he tells the truth

— Aesop

#wisdom #life

Necessity is the mother of invention.

— Aesop


There are many statues of men slaying lions, but if only the lions were sculptors there might be quite a different set of statues.

— Aesop

#biases #men

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

— Aesop

#anxiety #banquet #better #crust #eaten

About Aesop

Aesop Quotes

Did you know about Aesop?

An ancient literary work called The Aesop Romance tells an episodic probably highly fictional version of his life including the traditional description of him as a strikingly ugly slave (δοῦλος) who by his cleverness acquires freedom and becomes an adviser to kings and city-states. A number of later writers from the Roman imperial period (including Phaedrus who adapted the fables into Latin) say that he was born in Phrygia. Life

The earliest Greek sources including Aristotle indicate that Aesop was born around 620 BC in Thrace at a site on the Black Sea coast which would later become the city Mesembria.

Scattered details of Aesop's life can be found in ancient sources including Aristotle Herodotus and Plutarch. Aesop (pronounced /ˈiːsɒp/ EE-sop Greek: Αἴσωπος Aisōpos c.

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